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Introducing AGORA

Penn State’s new Liberal Arts publication, Agora, will be distributed around campus starting today.

Spearheaded by Junior Sean Healy, Agora seeks to promote diversity, free thought, and a marketplace of ideas for the Penn State community. By encouraging contributing writers to write about topics they’re passionate about, Sean believes readers are left with an eclectic assortment of “often muffled, sidelined, and under discussed,” topics. The result is a publication like none other at Penn State.

“I found it difficult to find a student organization that I was passionate about or thought would fit my personality. I was looking to get involved in some sort of publication or magazine because I enjoy writing,” Sean said when asked why he started Agora.

Interested in that same chance to get involved? Agora is looking for contributors – more information can be found on their Facebook page.

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