Pacer Times is a student-run, daily publication at the University of South Carolina Aiken. The opinions stated are those of Pacer Times and in no way reflect those of the University of South Carolina Aiken.

To purchase an advertisement, parties must contact Business Manager Chandler Strama at (678)206-6716 or by email to cstrama@usca.edu. Advertisements are subject to rejection by the staff.

Pacer Times is a member of the Associated Collegiate Press and South Carolina Press associations.

For questions or comments about the newspaper, contact the Editor-in-Chief, Cecilia Maddox.

Executive Staff


Cecilia Maddox, Editor-in-Chief

Cecilia Maddox is pursuing a fine arts degree, with a concentration in classical voice and a minor in communication. An Aiken native, Maddox currently resides in North Augusta, with a handsome husband named Cole.



Chandler Strama, Business Manager

Chandler Strama was born in Vermillion, Ohio and raised in Red Bank, South Carolina. He is a senior Political Science major and a communication minor with a passion for writing.


Editorial Staff


Angelika Davis, News Editor

Hailing from the smallest town in South Carolina, Angelika is pursuing her degree in Early Childhood Education major. She is the Vice President of the Mu Lambda chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Her favorite color is yellow. She describes herself as a “blast in a glass.”



Eric Sanders, A&E/Lifestyle Editor

Eric D. Sanders Jr. is a communication major. Born in Norfolk, Virginia, he currently resides in Ridgeville, South Carolina. He is pursuing a career in public relations.



Lynnsey Mcallister, Opinions Editor

Lynnsey E. McAllister is a junior English major with a Linguistics cognate. A local to the Aiken area, Lynnsey seeks to pursue a Masters of Arts in Linguistics from the University of South Carolina. A passion for literature and language drives her academic and journalistic efforts.



Miller Williams, Social Media Coordinator



Alaine Sullivan, Head Copy Editor

Alaine Sullivan is a senior Business-Finance major. Originally from The Bahamas, she transferred to USCA in her junior year and has made great strides on campus. In addition to her position as Head Copy Editor of Pacer Times, she currently holds the title of Miss USCA, is an Admissions Ambassador, member of Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Society and is an activist for community service.
Contact: alaines@usca.edu


Alana Cain,

Copy Editor

Alana is a junior political science major with a minor in business. She is from Florence, South Carolina by way of Atlanta, Georgia. Alana is passionate about public policy and criminal justice reform.


Staff Writers


Noelle Kriegel

Noelle Kriegel is double majoring in Chemistry and English and is aiming towards a PhD in both subjects. She is hoping pursue a career in Scientific Journalism and bring a more artistic approach to technical research writing.


Chealsy Reaves

Chealsy Reaves is pursuing a degree in Communication and a minor in Creative Writing. A military brat, Reaves currently resides in Grovetown, Georgia with her parents.



Michael Kuras

Michael Kuras is an Army Veteran who is pursuing a degree in History with hopes to have a concentration in communication. Born in New Jersey, Michael moved to Aiken South Carolina with his wife Cassie and son Gabriel.


Staff Adviser


Jeffrey Wallace

Jeffrey Wallace is an adjunct professor at USC Aiken and a retired editor of the Aiken Standard.

BA, Journalism (1970), University of South Carolina.