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Maggie Peña


Maggie is an Asst. Campus & Community Editor and Asst. Entertainment Editor. 

As a writing scholar, Maggie found a home in the newsroom during her freshman year. Maggie is a journalism and American studies double major with a film minor, and hopes to continue her writing career in the entertainment and culture fields. 

In addition to writing for the food, entertainment and campus & community sections, Maggie is the Vice President of Choraliers (treble choir) and a member of the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. 

In her free time, Maggie loves to spend time with her family, go to the movie theater and bake delicious treats. 




The Miami Student's Friendsgiving event featured a bevy of different foods, which were then ranked by Asst. Campus & Community Editor Maggie Peña.

TMS Friendsgiving rankings

We held our annual newspaper Friendsgiving the Sunday before break, and it did not disappoint. But in the spirit of journalism, I thought I’d investigate… Who brought the best dish?  


Pop Culture Convos - Mariah Carey: The Queen of Christmas

It's time — Mariah Carey has thawed. The pop-diva’s hit Christmas song, “All I Want for Christmas Is You," has broken several records since its debut in 1994. Why does the world bow down to Mariah Carey every single year? And why has the time of her thawing moved up every year, from early December to Nov. 1?  Today, hosts Maggie Peña, Sean Scott and Reece Hollowell discuss this holiday enigma and Mariah Carey’s legacy.




Pop Culture Convos - Are runtimes too long?

Movies and television episodes these days seem to be getting longer and longer, with no end in sight. But what’s driving this trend, and what does it mean for consumers? Today, co-hosts Maggie Peña and Sean Scott answer these questions and more with assistant entertainment editor Reece Hollowell.


Pop Culture Convos - Is Disney stuck in the past?

Each year, Disney hosts D23, its own personal Comic Con to show off upcoming projects and announce new ones. This year, though, it was clear that the company has little room for original works in its future. Today, co-hosts Maggie Peña and Sean Scott are joined by Reece Hollowell and Abbey Elizondo to discuss what Disney’s focus on the past means for the company’s future.


Pop Culture Convos - "Don't Worry Darling" and the future of Harry Styles

“Don’t Worry Darling” has been one of the most overexposed films in recent memory, with press fueled by the rifts between its director and stars. If no press is bad press, this movie could be huge, but what will that mean for everyone behind it? Today, co-hosts Maggie Peña and Sean Scott talk about how this film’s drama could impact Florence Pugh, Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles, plus what it may mean for the box office.