Dual degrees, clearance prices, and transgender talks (and some ’20s music to kick off your day)

So! For any of you who know me personally, you’ll be quite aware that I make costumes. A lot. Favorite hobby: make costumes. Lots of costumes. Anyway, I’ve finally, officially decided to go ahead with a dual degree–a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.A. in theater (with, obviously, a concentration on the technical side of it). Also, shameless little self-promotion here: my costume blog! Anyway. The dual-degree thing will be a five-year run, and I’m finally starting to feel like I can relax about it. I’m not declaring it yet because there’s a lot of paperwork and the second run of exams are coming up, but hey, no rush.

Also, has anyone checked out the markdown racks in the Lehigh Bookstore Starbucks/snack shop? There’s packets of pop rocks and mints and stuff for, like, $0.50. (Needless to say, I bought at least six of them.) If you need a quick pick-me-up, stop by–it’s in the back of the snack shop area with a little sign saying half-off or something like that.

AND! FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT YET AWARE: Janet Mock and Ryan Sallans are going to be on campus TOMORROW! They’re both prominent transgender activists and have both written books on being transgender; they’re giving talks on their books and trans topics tomorrow in Packard 101 at 7pm. Here’s the flyer:

And I mentioned the ’20s music, right? Well, I found this new band called Postmodern Jukebox–they do “vintage” re-imaginings and covers of popular songs. And, the guy who arranges a lot of their music? His name’s Scott Bradlee, and he also does piano covers and mashups that are awesome. My favorite is a mashup of Lithium by Nirvana and Titanium by David Guetta. And here’s a remake of Fancy in 1920s style: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzPGzGUNZbs&list=UUORIeT1hk6tYBuntEXsguLg

All right, that’s all I’ve got. Keep moving forward, y’all!

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