The Pacer

The Pacer http://www.thepacer.net Ashton Priest
Executive Editor

Rachel Moore
Managing Editor

Sarah Knapp
News Editor

Bre Rudolph
Arts & Entertainment Editor

Jason Repath
Viewpoints Editor

Photographers, web staff, etc.:
Ben Greer
Sarah Knapp
Brooke Boshers
Rebekah Cotten
Bre Rudolph
Jillianne Moncrief
Lymonte Thomas

Tomi McCutchen Parrish
Faculty Adviser

Founded in 1928 as The Checkerboard, The Pacer is the student-run newspaper at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

After beginning as The Checkerboard, the newspaper became The Volette and remained that way until October of 1971, where it became The Pacer, named after the then-nickname for UTM athletics, the Pacers. Even after UTM changed its nickname to the Skyhawks, the newspaper kept its name.
“By an overwhelming margin, the staff voted to retain the Pacer moniker for two reasons. First, The Pacer reflects an ever-evolving, pace-setting entity, and we believed the newspaper should continue to represent such on campus. Second, the staff believed that retaining the name would make it clear that the newspaper does not necessarily follow the recommendations of consultants,” said Dr. Robert Nanney, former Pacer advisor and current chair of the Department of Communications. The Office of Student Publications at UTM publishes The Pacer every other Wednesday throughout the semester except for holidays and exam periods. The typical circulation for our print issue is 1,500 to 2,000 issues every other week during the semester. We also publish articles daily on our website. Our newspaper is distributed free on the UTM campus and at many local advertisers’ place of business. We have 11 bins stationed around campus in high-traffic areas.

After beginning as The Checkerboard, the newspaper became The Volette and remained that way until October of 1971, where it became The Pacer, named after the then-nickname for UTM athletics, the Pacers. Even after UTM changed its nickname to the Skyhawks, the newspaper kept its name.
“By an overwhelming margin, the staff voted to retain the Pacer moniker for two reasons. First, The Pacer reflects an ever-evolving, pace-setting entity, and we believed the newspaper should continue to represent such on campus. Second, the staff believed that retaining the name would make it clear that the newspaper does not necessarily follow the recommendations of consultants,” said Dr. Robert Nanney, former Pacer advisor and current chair of the Department of Communications. The Office of Student Publications at UTM publishes The Pacer every other Wednesday throughout the semester except for holidays and exam periods. The typical circulation for our print issue is 1,500 to 2,000 issues every other week during the semester. We also publish articles daily on our website. Our newspaper is distributed free on the UTM campus and at many local advertisers’ place of business. We have 11 bins stationed around campus in high-traffic areas.

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Seniors! Don’t forget to go by the Alumni Center today by 4 p.m. to pick up your senior gift!
04/29/2021

Seniors! Don’t forget to go by the Alumni Center today by 4 p.m. to pick up your senior gift!

Seniors! Don’t forget to go by the Alumni Center today by 4 p.m. to pick up your senior gift!

SIX SKYHAWKS RACK UP OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE BEACH VOLLEYBALL ACCOLADES AS WILSON AND NOE NAMED OVC COACHING STAFF OF THE...
04/29/2021
SIX SKYHAWKS RACK UP OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE BEACH VOLLEYBALL ACCOLADES AS WILSON AND NOE NAMED OVC COACHING STAFF OF THE YEAR - UTM Athletics

SIX SKYHAWKS RACK UP OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE BEACH VOLLEYBALL ACCOLADES AS WILSON AND NOE NAMED OVC COACHING STAFF OF THE YEAR - UTM Athletics

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Ohio Valley Conference unveiled its beach volleyball postseason honorees today and the University of Tennessee at Martin produced six on the prestigious list. Jaclynn Wilson and Julia Noe were named OVC Co-Coaching Staff of the Year, Logan Wallick and Haeleigh Paulino garner...

04/29/2021
04/29/2021
04/28/2021

Do final exams have you anxious? Use these four tips to succeed despite anxious feelings.

According to his Twitter, Chancellor Keith Carver will be matching the amount. $50 for one lucky Parson Center student.
04/28/2021

According to his Twitter, Chancellor Keith Carver will be matching the amount. $50 for one lucky Parson Center student.

⛽️ Register for fall 2021 classes by May 7th to be entered in a drawing for a free fuel gift card.💙🧡

Photos from The UT Martin Department of Communications's post
04/28/2021

Photos from The UT Martin Department of Communications's post

Photos from UT Martin Chancellor Keith Carver's post
04/28/2021

Photos from UT Martin Chancellor Keith Carver's post

Photos from UT Martin Dining Services's post
04/28/2021

Photos from UT Martin Dining Services's post

04/28/2021

To learn more about Denim Day, a global movement to support survivors, visit denimdayinfo.org

#denimday
#SAAM2021
#StartByBelieving
#deminday2021
#saam

04/27/2021

The Senior Walk on Thursday, April 29th, has been moved to the Dunagan Alumni Center due to the forecasted weather.

Seniors can drive through Wednesday and Thursday to pick up their senior gift from 12-4pm.

Faculty and staff please use #SeniorWalk2021 to congratulate and celebrate UT Martin Seniors.

The Week in Viewpoints
04/25/2021
The Week in Viewpoints

The Week in Viewpoints

This Week in Viewpoints, as we rapidly approach the end of the semester and what is (hopefully) shaping up to be a summer of mask-free frolicking in the park, we once again take a look at the best …

On Wednesday, April 28th, the Student Government Association will be setup in the dining hall from 11am – 1pm taking don...
04/22/2021
The University of Tennessee at Martin - http://www.utm.edu

On Wednesday, April 28th, the Student Government Association will be setup in the dining hall from 11am – 1pm taking donations for Skyhawks Share. Faculty, staff, or student meal plan customers can donate up to (5) of their unused meals to the program.

If you are not a meal plan customer, Sodexo graciously lets us purchase meal for the program for $5 each. If you would like to make monetary donation to support the program, please contact John Abel ([email protected].)

Skyhawks Share is a program that supports students dealing with issues of food insecurity. Students are able to request swipes to be applied to their account that they can use in the Skyhawk Dining Hall. This program operates primarily off of donations from meal plan customers.

If you encounter a student that is dealing with food insecurity, you can direct them to this page to request help from Skyhawks Share: https://www.utm.edu/departments/sga/sharemeal.php

Food insecurity is a problem that impacts college students across the nation. In the recent campus climate survey, over 20 percent of UT Martin students reported a hardship in affording food. In effort to support our students in need, the Division of Student Affairs, SGA, Sodexo and Residence Life h...

04/21/2021
Kaiju & titans & brawls, oh my! ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ review
04/18/2021
Kaiju & titans & brawls, oh my! ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ review

Kaiju & titans & brawls, oh my! ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ review

Warner Brothers and Legendary Entertainment have had a difficult time establishing and expanding its MonsterVerse, a shared cinematic franchise that follows the exploits of famous monsters like God…

New Sci-Fi film ‘Voyagers’ makes its theater debut
04/15/2021
New Sci-Fi film ‘Voyagers’ makes its theater debut

New Sci-Fi film ‘Voyagers’ makes its theater debut

The new movie Voyagers, released on April 9 and directed by Neil Burger, takes a look into how far humans will push the envelope to survive. This movie takes place in the near future, where Earth i…

04/15/2021

On April 13, 2021, CDC and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended a pause in the use of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.

In accordance with this recommendation, the faculty/staff COVID-19 vaccine clinic scheduled for Tuesday, April 20, 2021 has been cancelled.

We will make decisions regarding future clinics as the CDC and FDA share more information. The other vaccine options are available at various locations such as Fast Pace, Wal Mart, Walgreens, health departments, etc.

Edit: Previously stated CVS as a vaccination location in Martin, this has been corrected.

Senioritis: What it is and how to manage it
04/13/2021
Senioritis: What it is and how to manage it

Senioritis: What it is and how to manage it

You have managed to ace your midterms, stay on track in your classes and even remember when to eat on time! However, as the semester winds down, and graduation is literally within arm’s lengt…

04/13/2021
04/12/2021
Book store spring break hours
03/27/2021

Book store spring break hours

Book store spring break hours

03/27/2021

Spring Break Hours!

Student Recreation Center
Monday – Thursday
3pm – 7pm
Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday


Elam Center Swimming Pool
Monday – Thursday
11:30am – 1pm
Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday

03/26/2021

University Center hours for spring break!

Friday, March 26, 2021 Close at 5pm
Saturday, March 27, 2021 Closed
Sunday, March 28, 2021 Closed
Monday, March 29, 2021 8 am – 5 pm
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8 am – 5 pm
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8 am – 5 pm
Thursday, April 1, 2021 8 am – 5 pm
Friday, April 2, 2021 Closed
Saturday, April 3, 2021 Closed
Sunday, April 4, 2021 Closed

Photos from Weakley County Press's post
03/16/2021

Photos from Weakley County Press's post

03/16/2021

The tickets for the 2021 UT Martin Rodeo will go on sale, online only, beginning tonight, March 15th at 6pm. The Rodeo dates are April 15 - 17th at 7:30. All tickets are $15. Children 5 and under are free but must sit in someone's lap.

Limited capacity this year due to covid protocols. Tickets will sell out fast.

You can purchase as many as you need but due to covid protocols tickets must be purchased in groupings of 2 or 4. That way you are sitting in a section with people you know and ae not assigned to sit by you.

New this year is an online streaming option. At the same link you can purchase a streaming option for any night of the rodeo or slack. So, for example you can buy tickets for Friday night and buy streaming for Thursday and Saturday nights too. Streaming is $10 per night.

Ticket and streaming link: , www.utmsports.com/RodeoTickets

03/13/2021
03/13/2021
Here is the 2021 Golden Globes recap!
03/12/2021
Golden Globes 2021 Recap

Here is the 2021 Golden Globes recap!

The Golden Globes, sponsored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, are often a mixed bag. Honoring the best of film and television for each respective year, they do celebrate filmmaking and o…

Is the era of free money from Uncle Sam upon us?
03/12/2021
Is the era of free money from Uncle Sam upon us?

Is the era of free money from Uncle Sam upon us?

It was once nothing more than wild speculation within the lofty ivory towers of Harvard and Yale, and maybe in the corporate boardrooms of America’s most “forward-looking companies.R…

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