Name: Shane Salinas
This week on “Amanda awkwardly interrupts someone’s lunch,” I got to know Shane, a freshman who is still unsure about the future, like we all were in our freshman year. Even though he hasn’t declared a major yet, Shane is thinking about getting a degree in criminal justice and one day hopes to become an officer for the Pennsylvania State Police.
Like many freshmen, he hasn’t found the group or club yet where you can do something you love with other students like you. Shane’s a commuter, so it’s understandable that it’s more of a nuisance to join a club because you have to stay on campus longer. But because Shane isn’t in a club yet, he spends a lot of his time at the library or at the PUB playing pool.
When he’s not on campus, Shane spends his time detailing, washing and waxing cars. It’s his job and he’s good at it. He also says it pays well. Finding a car to detail is what he would do on a day off so he could make a few extra bucks.
Shane spends his free time riding ATVs and spending his time outside. He goes to camp in a log cabin a lot where there are a lot of ATV trails and places for him to mountain bike. Shane can relax at the cabin and he likes spending time there.
If Shane had a million dollars, he would be sensible with it and not go on a crazy spending spree. He would help pay off any debt his family has, pay through college and invest the rest to collect on interest. This is a shining example of his nice, trustworthy, honest and dependable personality.
His ideal vacation would be to go to a beach in a different country, maybe even visit as many of the most interesting beaches around the world that he can. Here, his unusual hair can shine. His hair is actually two different colors split down the middle. Half of it is blonde and the other half is brunette. It’s more visible in the sunlight so the beach is the perfect place to show off this cool.
As a freshman, Shane might not have it all planned out, but he does know that he wants a future in which he graduates on time, gets a job and has a successful, good life.