Letter from the Editor: Fall 2021


Jacob Bentley

Editor-in-Chief of The Pace Chronicle, Sequoia Cumming

Sequoia Cumming, Senior Reporter

Greetings to the Pace community,

As Summer ends and a new semester begins, I reflect back to entering Pace Pleasantville as a first-year student. It was a whirlwind of orientation, Week of Welcome, Convocation, free t-shirts, free food, and new faces. There were so many things offered to us and it felt like the entire campus had the world at its fingertips.

Until the pandemic hit. It was halfway through my sophomore year when the Pace community received a devastating email. I was sitting in the stands at Finnerty Field with all my friends that I met way back during Week of Welcome. We watched the Pace Baseball team play against New York Tech, knowing our friends on the field may not be aware of the chaos ensuing outside of the diamond.

It seemed like we all had everything together looking back on it. Some of us had internships, jobs, hands-on educational opportunities, and home at Pace University. Until we all had to leave.

The Pace Chronicle remained dedicated to reporting on information about how the Pandemic affects our own community even when we were sentenced to Zoom meetings. I am so proud of my teammates at the Chronicle for continuing to work tirelessly, even over school breaks. The Chronicle reported on stories including the initial extended spring break, the Alumni Hall lockdown, and even the most recent on-campus mask mandate.

As the semester begins, let’s all take a moment to be grateful to be back. First-year students, or even returning students who haven’t been to campus yet, we want to show you all of the opportunities Pace has to offer, despite some COVID-19 restrictions. Enjoy all of the amazing Pleasantville restaurants and the friendly faces you meet this semester. We are all here for you!

If you are interested in joining The Pace Chronicle’s mission of reporting on information to the Pace Community and representing the Pace student voice, we plan to meet in person this semester. We plan to meet on campus in Willcox Hall W36 on Mondays at 12:10 P.M. (Common hour). Whether you want to write, edit, record, or promote, we are always looking for more team members.

If you have any questions comments or concerns, you may contact [email protected]


Sequoia Cumming

Editor-in-Chief of The Pace Chronicle