This year marks the 12th birthday of the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band’s (LSJUMB) mascot: the Tree. After a week of treehouse building and naked guitar strumming, computer science major Calvin Studebaker ’15 beat out two other competitors to become Stanford’s next Tree, a role he has embraced with gusto since taking the reins from Nicoletta von Heidegger ’13 in February. The Daily sat down with Studebaker to get the scoop on his Tree Week tryouts, as well as what he hopes to bring to the table come football season next fall.
Coffee is finding an ever-firmer foothold at Stanford. In the last few years, coffee shops have sprouted up in every corner of campus. Coupa Cafe now offers coffee from three different locations: Two are located in University buildings in the Science & Engineering Quad while another serves coffee between Green and Meyer libraries, not to mention the automated machine that serves students 24/7 on the first floor of Meyer Library.
For most of us, the sound of an alarm clock is tantamount to impending doom. Who doesn’t shudder at the thought of the synthesized marimba chime of an iPhone? — or at the alarm clock that grins obnoxiously and chirps “Good morning!” when all you want to do is beat its little electric cogs into a pile of scrap metal? Sure, it can smile; you’re still the one who has to face the day.