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Madeline Phaby

Madeline is a junior majoring in history and sociology. She joined TMS during her second semester at Miami because she wanted to make a difference on campus, and as cheesy as it sounds, she’s never lost sight of that goal. In addition to TMS, Madeline works as an RA, is treasurer of a volunteer organization called Adopt-a-School and is heavily involved in research through the history department. After her time at Miami, she plans to go to law school, and her dream is to move back to her home city of Chicago and work for the Illinois Innocence Project. When she isn’t busy overworking herself, you can find Madeline arguing with her co-editor Abby, thrifting or driving around aimlessly in her white Subaru, Mitt. If you want to send feedback, pitch a story idea or chat about criminal justice reform, you can reach Madeline at

A defense of “boomer music”

I get my love for music from my dad. I’m sure a lot of people can say that. What most others can’t say, though, is that my music taste mirrors his almost exactly. Though my music taste truly spans all eras and genres, I listen to classic rock more than anything else. My friends affectionately call it “boomer music.”