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Skyler Perry

Skyler Perry is a sophomore journalism and professional writing major at Miami. In addition to being an assistant magazine editor, she is also a staff writer and the host of TMS podcast, “Behind the Brick.” Outside of TMS, Skyler is a member of the sorority Phi Sigma Sigma, the Miami University Equestrian Team, an ambassador for the College of Arts and Sciences, and also works for the Center for Analytics and Data Science. In her free time she loves to do crafts and thrift. Her favorite type of stories to create are profiles and she has a strong interest in magazine writing and audio journalism. What Skyler said she loves most about TMS is that it has given her the opportunity to experiment with many kinds of journalism and learn a wide variety of skills that will be applicable to her future career. 

Behind the Brick: A Semester in Review

On this episode of Behind the Brick (BTB), host Skyler Perry reflects on her first semester as working on BTB and shares interesting bonus audio clips from each episode.  Thank you all for tuning in and we hope you will join us again in the fall! 

Behind the Brick - Dog Training, Engineering, and Hockey, Oh My!

On this episode of Behind the Brick (BTB), host Skyler Perry sits down with Isabelle Aerni to discuss some of her current passions like hockey and dog training. The Miami University junior also shares details about her major and how she has learned to handle its lack of women. BTB will be released bi-weekly on Fridays. The inspiration for the podcast is to reveal the untold stories of the people of Oxford - students, residents, professors, and everyone in between. The closest print analog would be a profile or culture story.

Behind the Brick - Farmer's storm chasing shutterbug

On this episode of Behind the Brick (BTB), host Skyler Perry sat down with the marketing coordinator for the Farmer School of Business at Miami University, Jay Murdock. Learn more about Murdock as he discusses his love for photography, his career in journalism, and his passion for storm chasing. 

Behind The Brick - Miami's Own Daredevil

On this episode of Behind the Brick (BTB), host Skyler Perry sits down with Michael Molchan to talk about how he decided to come to Miami, learn about his Juvenile Macular Degeneration diagnosis, and discuss his feelings about the future.

Behind the Brick - Bagel and Gary

On this episode of Behind the Brick (BTB), host Skyler Perry sits down with the co-owner of Oxford’s Bagel and Deli Shop, Gary Franks. Franks has been a co-owner of the shop for 25 years, but there is more to him than just the bagel.

Behind the Brick - The Reboot

Behind the Brick (BTB) is back with a new angle and a new host, sophomore journalism and professional writing major, Skyler Perry. In this episode Skyler talks about her hopes for the podcast and how going forward, it will feature profiles of Oxford and Miami University community members.

Group work during a pandemic comes with some good, some bad

Despite the many changes Miami University students and professors have made inside the classroom because of COVID-19, group work has remained. Both students and faculty have faced hurdles when it comes to working collaboratively, but there may be benefits as well.