Student Profile: Josh Minshall
Some people think French is the language of snoots and snobs. Others assume it’s only good for impressing dates. To Holly junior Josh Minshall, the language of love is “100-percent awesome sauce.”
“I’ve been taking French since 10th grade,” he says. “A lot of my friends took Spanish because they thought French would be too hard, but I stuck with it. I feel like I have a real knack for the language, and I speak it every day.”
When the French major arrived at Alma College, his advanced language skills landed him a spot in FRN 321 Composition and Communication, his favorite class so far.
“I didn’t get to do much writing in French in high school, so getting to do that made me way more excited about the French program,” says Minshall. “I’m looking forward to putting my skills to the test when I study abroad.”
The co-president of the French club, Minshall plans to be a French teaching assistant. Already a brother to Kappa Iota, he also has pledged to Theta Chi.
“I’m thrilled I decided to rush,” he says. &lddquo;I thought being in a fraternity would be awful, just like it is in movies, but I’ve already made friends that will last a lifetime.”