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Sean Scott

Sean is a sophomore from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, majoring in journalism. He joined TMS at the beginning of his freshman year and has written almost every week since. 

In January, he joined the editorial staff as an Asst Campus & Community Editor. He also just recently became an Asst. Entertainment Editor. Sean enjoys writing about everything from City Council to profiles to music and movies. 

If he isn’t working on an article, Sean is probably exploring Oxford’s nature trails or listening to music, and the song is probably by Lorde or Florence and the Machine. 

He doesn’t have solid plans after graduation but hopes the next three years will be enough time to figure it out.

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 - Taylor Swift: The music industry

Taylor Swift shattered records with the release of her tenth studio album, “Midnights.” In an era of music where even big names like Drake and Adele struggle to sell units, how does Swift manage to stay so far ahead of the game?  Today, host Sean Scott is joined by assistant entertainment editor Reece Hollowell and staff writer Chloe Southard as they talk about the present and future of Taylor Swift and the music industry.

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.

The top administrators at Miami University are spread across several offices, including the President's Executive Cabinet (blue), the Provost's Office (red) and the academic deans (yellow).

Who’s in charge at Miami University? It’s complicated.

Running a university is hard. At Miami University, 17 Trustees, a 20-member Executive Cabinet for the president, an 11-member Provost's Office, an academic dean for each college and a host of other administrators come together daily to make decisions that impact students and faculty alike. 

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.

Pop Culture Convos - The Streaming Wars

Many people have replaced their cable television with streaming services; whether it be Netflix, Apple TV+, Hulu or HBO Max, there’s no denying streaming has had success over the past two decades. But where is streaming today, and where will it be in 10 years? Today, co-hosts Maggie Peña and Sean Scott are joined by staff writer Luke Macy to discuss the history and trajectory of streaming platforms.