Over the past two years, former Tree costumes have been moved from the Band Shack to the Stanford University Archives in Green Library.
Dahkota Brown ’20, a candidate for the Stanford Tree of the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band (LSJUMB), has been camping in a tent outside the Cecil H. Green Library as “Donald J. Stump” for the past week in hopes of becoming the Band’s first Native American mascot.
Camping out in front of Green Library for two weeks in a tent nicknamed “Mars-a-Lagunita”? Submerging at least one body part in water, again for two weeks? Spending the night in a tree in White Plaza? Willingly eating ghost peppers and mealworms?
We need to put our world-class minds to work, not do what’s easy. We need to understand, not jump to conclusions. We need to compromise, not judge.
The paper is the best resource on campus to get ideas out there, but the state of campus conversation lives and dies with each of us and the choice to share your voice and seek to learn. It’s time we accept that responsibility.
In a statement issued in The Stanford Report today, the University announced that the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band (LSJUMB) will be barred from performance at any away athletic events for one year.