Tristan Vanech
Tristan Vanech is a sports managing editor and former news desk editor on the campus life beat. A Symbolic Systems major from Venice, CA, Tristan loves playing basketball and football. His most notable accomplishment at The Daily is leading its flag football team as quarterback to break a three-year drought in the annual Ink Bowl against the Daily Cal. Ball is life. Email him at [email protected]

Football preview: Secondary

Stanford football's defensive unit has been known, at least in the past decade, for its gritty front seven that boasts "intellectual brutality." This year the strongest component of the defense might be the secondary, as defensive backs coach Duane Akina has put together a group so deep you can hardly see the bottom.

Stanford’s 113th title, by the numbers

No. 2 women’s water polo not only won its sixth NCAA title — and fifth in the last seven years — on Sunday, but it also made history for Stanford by claiming its 113th NCAA team championship, a feat that only UCLA has also accomplished. The following is a breakdown of Cardinal’s key athletic accomplishments and…

Second-half slump hands men’s basketball loss to No. 12 Saint Mary’s

With just over seven minutes left, junior point guard Robert Cartwright stole the ball, drove down the court and found center Grant Verhoeven for an easy layup to pull the Cardinal within five points. But the senior’s team-high 12 points and electric second-half play could not rally the team back as Stanford men’s basketball (6-2) came up short at home against No. 12 Saint Mary’s (6-0) 66-51.

Electrical short the latest in new Humanities House woes

An electrical failure at Humanities House activated a fire alarm, forced a temporary student evacuation and elicited a response from the Palo Alto Fire Department on Feb. 16. Although no property was damaged, it was the latest in a series of problems in the new building that have frustrated and, on occasion, displaced residents.

Q&A with Mark Duggan, new director of SIEPR

Three weeks ago, professor of economics Mark Duggan assumed the directorship of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). The Daily sat down with him to hear about his plans for expanding undergraduate research in economic policy and better communicating research to policymakers.

An Inconvenient Truth: Campus Climate warms up

Just over a year ago, the University announced the closing of popular sandwich eatery Ike’s Place, much to the chagrin of students who had enjoyed its being a delicious alternative to dining halls and other food outlets operated by Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE). A small group of students organized a protest in White Plaza, but the effort seemed light and expressive rather than one that actually expected to save Ike’s.
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