SI On Campus provides a Stanford Tree update.
According to the Stanford Daily, the identity of the new Tree will be announced today. The same article reports that the most recent round of stunts by Tree hopefuls included some good old fashioned USC-bashing:
Kyle Owen ‘10 entered the dining hall around noon, trumpeting “Fight On,” the USC fight song, and dressed like a Trojan. After a brief scuffle with a supporter, Owen was thrown into a black coffin with tree decorations and the lid was nailed down.
After a few minutes inside the casket, Owen rose from the dead and started banging on the lid; he eventually broke through and emerged covered in strands of green and red tape. He then began to dance to the Band’s rendition of “All Right Now.”
Owen was later eliminated from the Tree competition, though I’m guessing the decision was not made out of reverence for USC. :)