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First Person: A conversation with the Stanford Tree

Original post made on Dec 31, 2012

Stanford grad Jonathan Strange talks to Lisa Van Dusen about what it takes to be the Stanford Tree, mascot of the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band, in anticipation of his trip to the New Year's Day Rose Bowl between Stanford and Wisconsin. Interview by Lisa Van Dusen. Video by Veronica Weber.
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Posted by Sylvia
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 31, 2012 at 4:09 pm

What a fun interview! I enjoyed hearing about how each tree is for one year only. I expect Jonathan Strange has a brilliant future in front of him.


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Posted by some guy
a resident of another community
on Jan 1, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Stanford needs to get a real mascot, something with a face, like a squirrel or a stallion. The Stanford Squirrels would be a good mascot. The Cardinal isn't a mascot, it's a corporate cop-out. A proper mascot should have a giant papier-mache head. Trees don't have eyes or a mouth, it just looks ridiculous. The Stanford cheerleaders have done a good job at keeping the team hyped up for victory this year, even though they had to work with a tree.


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Posted by Boooring!
a resident of Esther Clark Park
on Jan 2, 2013 at 7:57 pm

who cares?


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