When asked why he became an editor for Inquiry, Cory McKenzie responded that he is interested in the journalistic process and that he has a passion for footnotes, those often overlooked references at the bottom of a page. One thing certain about Cory is that he will be more than a footnote in the history of Inquiry and the University of New Hampshire. A member of the University Honors Program, he majors in history and philosophy but will probably extend his majors to include classics. For the 2012 issue of Inquiry he authored a research article, A Refuge from Communism: A Monastery in New York Preserves Russian Orthodoxy, and is an author as well as an editor in this issue with an article on the politics of court-clearing in nineteenth-century New Hampshire. Research for both articles was supported by summer grants from the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research. Now an experienced researcher, Cory will be able to use his skills in Japanese language when he travels to Japan in the summer of 2013 to research Japanese literature funded by the International Research Opportunities Program (IROP). In 2012 Cory joined the distinguished ranks of Hamel Scholars, a program for top New Hampshire students. When he is not applying for grants and studying, Cory enjoys practicing Uechi-ryu karate and raising chickens at his home in Hampstead, New Hampshire. After he graduates in 2015, Cory plans to continue researching.