Jody Pollock


Name: Jody Pollock
Position: Print Managing Features Editor
Graduation Year: 2006
Jody is a CAP senior (finally!) who is looking forward to another great year in Silver Chips. When she's not driving herself crazy with her impossibly busy schedule, she's singing with InToneNation and going to City at Peace practically every day of the week. Somehow she also manages to squeeze in the occasional University of Michigan football game (M Go Blue!). Jody is passionate about friends, Fight Club and the idea of living in Costa Rica (Pura Vida).


Stories (11)


Drug classes don't faze, so students still blaze

By Jody Pollock | April 6, 2006, midnight

Junior Josh Quattlebaum spent all of January 2005 high. He woke up each morning, smoked marijuana at the bus stop, left school during second block to smoke, left again to smoke during lunch, came home and smoked yet again before falling asleep.

Not what the doctor ordered

By Jody Pollock | March 2, 2006, midnight

The car pulled into an open space. The doors swung open and red vomit poured out, pooling on the asphalt. "You're just not supposed to drink that much cough syrup," explains Adam, a senior, in retrospect. But then, he knew that already — that's what happens when he downs an eight-ounce bottle of Robitussin.

Electing Evo

By Jody Pollock | Jan. 26, 2006, midnight

Abandoning any pretense of hospitality or even civility, they threw rocks at the visitor. But it was all in the name of democracy.

A public school, a private deed

By Jody Pollock Chelsea Zhang | Dec. 15, 2005, midnight | In Print »

On their two-week anniversary, they had a spontaneous celebration. That night, they took their relationship to the next level - in the Blair auditorium.

Tonight at eleven, more of the same

By Jody Pollock | Nov. 10, 2005, midnight

Only white women go missing. Or at least that's what the media seem to think.

In the face of death

By Jody Pollock | Oct. 6, 2005, midnight

The funeral industry is booming in South Africa. In fact, South Africans spend more time going to funerals than getting haircuts or going shopping, according to a 2004 study by the South African Advertising Research Foundation.

Where Brad Pitt meets George W. Bush

By Jody Pollock | April 13, 2005, midnight

Immediately after Sept. 11, 2001, as the nation desperately sought answers for the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, one news story ran on almost every major television network. Scrolling along the bottom of the screen, right behind headlines about the reactions of President George W. Bush, ran the story, "Madonna urges restraint [in government retaliation]."

Behind the music

By Jody Pollock | March 11, 2005, midnight

The walls tremble, and the floor shakes. Blue lights sweep across the crowd in broad circles. Wide black speakers burst with sound. Though it is still light outside - in fact, it's only noon - Nation, a Washington, D.C., nightclub and music venue, is packed.

Breaking and entering: the new way to party

By Jody Pollock | Feb. 23, 2005, midnight | In Features »

The front door of a white house in the middle of the block is slightly ajar. Inside, the house looks empty, except for a lonely Christmas tree in the corner. It is 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 23, and the homeowners have gone on vacation with their teenage son. Little do they know that upstairs in their supposedly empty home, smoke swirls in thick clouds and eight friends of their son are lounging on their furniture, snorting OxyContin off of their CD collection.

Silver Chips corresponds with an American soldier in Iraq

By Jody Pollock | Jan. 4, 2005, midnight | In Features »

Chief Warrant Officer Richard Mallick, a 1991 Blair graduate, has spent the last 10 months as an Aero Medical Evacuation Pilot with the 498th Medical Company in Iraq. In the heart of the battlefields, Mallick flies unarmed to transport sick and wounded soldiers to the nearest medical care centers, dodging bullets on the way. He is three months from completing his second tour of the war-torn country.

Teenagers fight fires and save lives

By Jody Pollock | Dec. 19, 2004, midnight

In the second story of a brick house in Hyattsville, a man lies stiffly on the white sheets of his wooden bed. Translucent orange bottles of prescription pills rest next to him. In the background, two small dogs yap frantically. The man is dying. A 16-year-old has been sent to save him.