The Pace Chronicle: A Year in Review

Sequoia Cumming and Katie Walsh

The Pace Chronicle has had the opportunity to continue to serve the Pace community with information throughout this crazy year. We welcomed many new members, graduated top writers, and made a smooth transition to virtual meetings and interviews. One of our writers, who will be our feature/news editor in 2021, Emily Teixeira won 2 Best of SNO awards with her pieces on DJ Henry. We curated weekly content and even had the opportunity to report breaking news here before students received information in their inboxes. Here are some of our highlights and top viewed stories from the year.

 

Top 5 Most Viewed Stories in 2020

  1. ‘Oil Changes’ Put Athletes’ Health At Risk” by Cecilia Levine. Published on April 9, 2014. This article received 1706 views in 2020.
  2. Don’t stop us now: Why Queen Remains Popular among Gen Z” by Kwadar Ray and Jake Maddia. Published on November 10, 2018. This article received 1283 views in 2020.
  3. Officer admits to fabricated report of DJ Henry’s death” by Ebony Turner. Published on October 10, 2012. This article received 1265 views in 2020.
  4. Faculty Council Explores COVID-19 impacts” by Katie Walsh. Published on June 13, 2020. This article received 1059 views in 2020.
  5. President Krislov is hopeful for fall 2020 return” by Katie Walsh. Published on April 5, 2020. This article received 736 views in 2020.

 

Top 5 Most Viewed Stories written in 2020 

  1. Faculty Council Explores COVID-19 impacts” by Katie Walsh. Published on June 13, 2020. This article received 1059 views in 2020.
  2. President Krislov is hopeful for fall 2020 return” by Katie Walsh. Published on April 5, 2020. This article received 736 views in 2020.
  3. International students struggle with time zone changes amid virtual learning” by Ibrahim Aksoy. Published on March 31, 2020. This article received 705 views in 2020.
  4. Update on Pass/Fail option for spring semester” by Alexis Nieman. Published on March 30, 2020. This article received 575 views in 2020.
  5. Pace to give students option to accept pass/fail” by Katie Walsh. Published on November 18, 2020. This article received 536 views in 2020.

 

Editors Sequoia Cumming and Katie Walsh picked their top 5 of their favorite articles from staff members during the Fall of 2020.  Many of them were focused on our special print edition for the 10 year anniversary of DJ Henry’s death in October.

  1. DJ Henry’s friends and former assistant coach share the impact he had on them” by Emily Teixeira. Published on October 28, 2020.  This article was one of her two Best of SNO winners. This article took a lot of research and contacting those who are no longer here at the university. As a result, Emily was able to produce something special and allow people to know DJ Henry for who he was away from the tragedy.
  2. RHA works to commission mural in DJ Henry’s honor” by Emily Teixeira. Published on October 17, 2o2o.  This was the other Best of SNO winner of the year for Emily. This article was able to report on a significant event and was timely with social justice week. Teixeira was able to include details from multiple sources and used vivid language to explain the situation.
  3. DJ Henry’s 10th anniversary from the perspective of a black freshman at Pace” by Krissy Scott. Published on October 18, 2020. This was Krissy Scott’s first article for us as she mainly contributes to social media postings. Scott was able to provide a unique perspective on the DJ Henry story. While reading this piece, it becomes evident she is an English major with her usage of vocabulary and her ability to portray her thoughts through words.
  4. Pace university to retire DJ Henry’s number” by JJ Perdido. Published on October 29, 2020. Yes, we definitely have a theme going here but our staff put out their best work for an issue that was important to everyone. JJ had the opportunity to report on breaking news with the retirement of henry’s number. He described the history of the situation while also focusing on the future. Moreover, JJ was able to get reactions from athletes and coaches.
  5. Setter Stories: A perspective of a positive COVID-19 test” by Sandra Chen. Published on October 19, 2020. I know you were all waiting for a covid-19 story. Much like Krissy, Sandra typically does a lot of social media work for us but decided to share her story on being COVID-19 positive. This story took a lot of courage, but she was able to provide an important perspective on having COVID-19 on-campus.

It’s safe to say our writers produced a lot of their best work in October for the fall semester. Our favorite articles definitely came from the special print edition we published on DJ Henry this semester. Although you may ask about the COVID-19 stories, many were written by our managing editor whose articles were not included here. We also had more editorial pieces this semester due to everyone’s unique situation. It was difficult to just pick two of those. We are proud of the growth, dedication, and skills of every single one of our staff members and can’t wait to see what’s to come in 2021.

 

Editor’s Sequoia Cumming and Katie Walsh picked their top 10 of their favorite articles from 2020.

  1. DJ Henry’s friends and former assistant coach share the impact he had on them” by Emily Teixeira. Published on October 28, 2020
  2. “RHA Works to Commission Mural in DJ Henry’s Honor” by Emily Teixeira
  3. “DJ Henry’s 10th anniversary from the perspective of a Black freshman at Pace” by Krissy Scott. Published on October 18, 2020.
  4. International student struggles with time zone changes amid virtual learning” by Ibrahim Aksoy. Published on 
  5. Pace students tell their stories regarding the coronavirus” by Christina Bubba. Published on
  6. “Pace University To Retire DJ Henry’s Number” by JJ Perdido. Published on October 29, 2020.
  7. Setter Stories: Receiving a Positive COVID-19 test” by Sandra Chen. Published on 
  8. How Campus Tours are Working Amidst Social Distancing Guidelines by Colby Payne. Published on September 19, 2020.
  9. A look at the recent Coronavirus outbreak” by Emily Teixeira
  10. What it’s like to be stuck in a foreign country during the Coronavirus pandemic by Stefano Ausenda. Published on March 25, 2020.

 

Managing Editor Katie Walsh’s Top 5.

I was honored to write so many stories this year, 50 in 2020! I hope these articles made a significant impact on the Pace community and contained useful information. I enjoyed writing the constantly developing stories of 2020 with everything related to COVID-19. I was honored to have the opportunity to interview administrators like President Krislov to enhance our quality of news at The Pace Chronicle.  2020 has been a challenge for us all, but The Pace Chronicle staff is constantly working to produce material to inform others of what’s going on at Pace. We can’t wait to continue to bring Pace news to you in 2021. 

  1. “President Krislov is hopeful for fall 2020 return” by Katie Walsh. Published on April 5, 2020.
  2. “The results are in: The Chronicle fall 2020 survey indicated how setters truly feel” by Katie Walsh. Published on June 24, 2020.
  3. “Decker’s Disney Dream” by Katie Walsh. Published on April 19, 2020.
  4. “Students push for the animals to remain; Pace reflects on farm impact” by Katie Walsh. Published on September 2, 2020.
  5. “Pace to give students option to accept pass/fail” by Katie Walsh. Published on November 18, 2020.

 

Editor-in-Chief Sequoia Cumming’s Top 5:

In 2020, I had the honor of being promoted from Managing Editor to Editor-In-Chief of The Pace Chronicle. This year, I got the chance to spend time on articles that required more in-depth interviews and research. I covered a march organized by Pace Setters for DJ Henry, where I spoke to head Pace football coach Rondeau and quarterback Carlton Aiken about their efforts to memorialize Henry. I wrote a more fun editorial piece about my experience working as an essential employee during the first few months of the Pandemic. I covered fellow Setters’ in the MCVA department and their achievement of having a short film be presented at the NYC LGBTQ+ Film Festival in 2021. I also reported on breaking news when the University announced that we would be remote through the end of the Spring semester after Spring break. My earliest article of 2020 chronicled a sexual harassment case within the University. In 2021, The Pace Chronicle, myself included, will continue to report on newsworthy events in our community.

  1. Pace student athletes organize march for DJ Henry” by Sequoia Cumming. Published on September 1, 2020.
  2. Working at Target during COVID-19: No, we don’t have toilet paper” by Sequoia Cumming. Published on March 26, 2020.
  3. NY LGBTQ+ Film Festival picks short film made by MCVA students” by Sequoia Cumming. Published on October 7, 2020.
  4. Pace extends remote learning through the end of the semester” by Sequoia Cumming. Published on March 18, 2020.
  5. Former Pace Chief Marketing Officer Accused of Sexual Harassment” by Sequoia Cumming. Published on February 3, 2020.

 

Thank you for another great year at The Pace Chronicle. We are looking forward to continuing to serve the Pace Community and become a better resource for everyone involved. Please check out our app College News Source to receive notifications of new articles posted and follow us on social media @pacechronicle on IG and Twitter. We are also on Facebook: The Pace Chronicle.

The editing staff would like to thank all of our sources and all of our staff members for contributing this year. We’d also like to thank our advisor, Dr. Fink, for the countless hours she spends to help us reach our visions. If you’re interested in joining the staff, writing a guest piece, have a story idea or are willing to be contacted for articles. Please contact us:

Sequoia Cumming: Editor-in-Chief

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Katie Walsh: Managing Editor

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