Jackie Brook Contributing Editor

Class of 2006


  • Gender studies should include men

    On a campus that boasts “the odds are good, but the goods are odd,” the need for gender studies seems to become more apparent with each passing day.

    Forum | March 27, 2006
  • I don’t have a job yet, and I’m okay with it. Why aren’t you?

    No matter what stage of life you are in, there seems to be an age-appropriate question those around you feel compelled to ask. When you’re young, it’s “What do you want to be when you grow up?” In high school, it becomes “What college do you want to go to?” As college graduation rolls around, it evolves into “What are your plans? Where are you working?” After that comes “When are you getting marri...

    Forum | February 6, 2006
  • Statistically Speaking

    Pounds of pumpkins produced in the U.S. in 2003: 805 million

    Number of people who travel to watch the foliage turn: 350 million

    Quantity of apples produced each year for making cider: 130.1 tons

    Number of religious and secular holidays between September 21 and December 21, 2005: 12

    Number of NCAA sports that play during the fall: 8

    News | September 19, 2005
  • Statistically Speaking

    Want to give an apple to a teacher? Number of apples produced, in pounds, in the U.S. in 2004: 10.1 billion

    Number of people enrolled in school ? from nursery school through college ? in the United States: 74.9 million

    Number of students in America enrolled in college this fall: 16.7 million

    Number of students who speak a language other than English at home: 9.9 million

    News | August 29, 2005
  • Statistically Speaking

    Cubic miles of ocean on the planet earth: 300 million

    Percentage of U.S. households that own barbecues: 76

    Percentage of summer employment for 16--19 year-olds at its peak in 1978: 69.1

    Ideal SPF for not getting burned by the sun: 30

    Percentage of people affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): 20

    News | April 25, 2005