A Creek Named Malaita

October 14, 2020

Please reload


The American Agora is American University's home for political commentary and analysis.

Our writers are students from a wide range of ideological backgrounds, covering a breadth of issues. On this website, you can find columns, debates, and podcasts.

All views expressed on this site are those of their authors. The editorial board may publish an article on occasion, but the Agora as a institution does not take positions.

Interested in politics or policy? Join the American Agora today by using this link or by emailing us at americanagorasite@gmail.com

Follow Us
  • Instagram
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon

April 26, 2020

One of the most promising technological trends today is the rollout and implementation of 5G networks around the world. 5G is the next generation of mobile internet connection networks that offer higher data rates, faster speeds, and larger capacity for use of the netw...

April 23, 2020

Before you read my opinion, I’d like to have a quick aside. In this piece I talk a lot about the negative consequences of “heat.” I spend a lot of time in the article criticising the institutions of the US, and thus I worry about contributing to this heat. I have no in...

April 22, 2020

“This is not going to happen while I’m the chair.” 

Those were the exact words chair of the Board of Trustees Jeff Sine told me in the Spring of 2019, the semester after I had published “Board of Trustees rejected 2014 committee report recommending fossil fuel divestmen...

April 19, 2020

Amid the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic, there is one brewing crisis that is being overlooked. Although it may seem inconsequential compared to the many other issues today, this crisis will have permanent and widespread effects on our country. It is a crisis at one...

Dolphins have returned to the canals of Italy with the lack of boats to drive them away, tea gardens in China’s Yunnan province have elephants falling asleep with no humans working in them, and rival monkey gangs fill the streets in Thailand because no tourists are the...

April 17, 2020

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: The subject of this article, who has requested anonymity, told her story over four months' worth of interviews, and has consented to the publication of certain medical details  mentioned.  

“Do you know what a manic episode feels lik...

April 13, 2020

DISCLAIMER: The Agora's Editor-in-Chief, Mark Lu, ran an unsuccessful campaign for AUSG Comptroller this cycle. Therefore, he was not involved in the formulation of these questions. 

Q1: How would you justify the practicality of AUSG, based on the little enumerated...

April 6, 2020

“One in four women will be sexually assaulted in college” is a fairly well-known statistic, particularly amongst female college students. While the prevalence of sexual assault permeates universities across the U.S., the inability of administrations to respond is wides...

Please reload

Spring 2020 Masthead

 © 2017-2018 The American Agora. All rights reserved.

17 USC 102