Award Winners

Social Studies Journal: The Sunday Before Thanksgiving

by Reid McGrath, SUNY Cortland, November 25, 2008

The fluid, melodious music of the organ resounded off the Church walls while the priest and his entourage walked toward the rear of the building. I was awake by now. I had just participated in the communal intake of


by Lorraine, NeoVox Project Director, November 7, 2008

NeoVox announces a new contest! Update: Reid McGrath has been awarded the Hachette Prize for his story: Social Studies Journal: The Sunday Before Thanksgiving." Congratulations, Reid! What are your memories of Thanksgiving? Got a funny story? Something poignant? Can

Announcing the Winners of the Hachette Political Essay Contest

by Lorraine, NeoVox Project Director, November 7, 2008

Earlier this fall, Hachette invited NeoVox, the on-line student magazine to write articles about the upcoming election or political life. The two winners from Cortland are: Sarah Hill and Mark Kelly. Congratulations!

A Plea

by Mark Kelly, SUNY Cortland, November 6, 2008

I gaze at a painstakingly hand engraved reproduction of Albrecht Durer’s “Knight, Death and the Devil.” I am more than a little fortunate to have acquired such a piece of distinction. I find it to be a piercing visual

What If?

by Sarah Hill, SUNY Cortland, November 6, 2008

What if everyone who voted had to make their decision completely void of all opinions? What if no one was allowed to voice an opinion for or against any candidate, but to just tell the facts and nothing more?

The Japanese Are Right: Americans Don't Know What Good Food Is

by Whitney Worden, SUNY Cortland, April 23, 2008

“Is this onion any good?” my roommate asked me the other night. She dangled half of a red onion in a plastic baggy in my face. The parts exposed to the world had dried up a little bit but

Food and Culture: Differences between Japanese Eating and American Eating

by Chikako Nishimura, OCFL, Japan, April 23, 2008

Although the Internet and accessibility of continental flights have made globalization a reality, it is often difficult for one country to imitate another’s culture, particularly when it comes to food. There are many cuisines in the world, and Japanese

Our Dependence on Technology

by Vicky Paz, SUNY Cortland, April 23, 2008

Take a minute to think about the life you live today. Could you picture yourself without everyday “necessities,” such as electricity, purified water, your computer, cell phone, cordless house phone, automobile, or even traffic lights in the street? I

the final days of a falling empire

by Katie Hufnagel, SUNY Cortland, April 23, 2008

Zipping around in an automobile in the final days of a falling empire: in fact, I can’t think of anything I’d rather do. So we all hop in MarMar’s rickety station wagon for a pleasant little ride to the