The origins of Stanford’s “Tree” mascot

Complete with ogling blue eyes, scarlet fish lips and tentacle-like leaf appendages, today’s Stanford mascot looks like a constipated squid struggling with dinner (note the frenetic footwork of the Cardinal peeking from the its underparts). The Tree, crowned with a tacky lei of fake roses, has made most onlookers scratch
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Berkeley’s got ‘beef’ with the budget cuts

Just one look at the front page of The Daily Californian, and it is not hard to see the economic problems that UC Berkeley and other public universities are going through, especially in light of the recent sequester. When the Clog came across an article detailing that many universities in the U.S.
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Homecoming 2011 editors’ note

For many Cal alums, San Francisco is the norm — they work, socialize and live there. For students, though, the City is usually little more than a chic afternoon getaway from the rigors Berkeley life. But this semester is different for us. This Homecoming is different for us. With Memorial
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