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Madeline Phaby

Madeline is a senior from Frankfort, IL, majoring in history and sociology. She has written about a wide variety of topics during her three years at TMS, but she primarily focuses on ASG, academics and the history of Miami. 

Additionally, Madeline is the editor of the food section.

Outside of TMS, Madeline is an RA, a pledge trainer for Alpha Phi Omega, the secretary of Adopt-A-School and a research fellow for the Humanities Center (yes, she’s exhausted). 

When she can find a sliver of free time, Madeline enjoys watching baseball (go Sox!), thrifting and going on long, aimless drives with friends. 

After she graduates from Miami, she hopes to attend law school and become some sort of human rights attorney. 

To leave feedback or pitch a story, you can contact Madeline at

Our outgoing Food editor placed Bruno's Pizza last in her pizza ranking – our assistant Opinion editor had a scathing response.

A definitive ranking of Oxford’s pizzerias

To help fellow pizza lovers decide where to order from, I’ve decided to rank all of Oxford’s pizzerias. For the sake of length, I’m not including any nationwide chains – only regional chains and local restaurants.

A definitive ranking of America’s most popular Valentine’s Day candies

Given that I spent the vast majority of Valentine’s Days as a single woman, I never cared for the holiday much. It’s hard to be enthusiastic about a day where you’re constantly reminded of how lonely you are. Before I went to college, though, I did always have one part of the holiday to look forward to: the candy my mom would buy me.

A cheesy open letter to Dining Services

The contrast between the crunchy breading and the gooey melted cheese in a good mozzarella stick is a truly unrivaled experience. Sure, they’re bad for you (especially when cheese gives you debilitating stomach cramps), but unlike most other foods, they’re worth the calories.