Articles by Allison Santa-Cruz
Allison Santa-Cruz | Digital schoolwork is ruining our work-life balanceColumnist Allison Santa-Cruz contends that because of the lack of separation between work and personal life, we have little freedom to pursue leisure for the sake of leisure, a necessary component of a happy life.
Allison Santa-Cruz | Creating yourself in the new yearColumnist Allison Santa-Cruz advises that there should be an emphasis on the process of creating yourself — rather than finding yourself – in college.
Allison Santa-Cruz | Penn needs an updated and upgraded dining experienceColumnist Allison Santa-Cruz argues that Penn students deserve a better dining experience, especially when price, dining hall hours, and quality of food are taken into consideration and compared to other institutions.
Allison Santa-Cruz | Penn is neglecting mental health yet againColumnist Allison Santa-Cruz argues that the recent merger between CAPS and Student Health services not only exemplifies the barriers of accessing Penn’s mental health services but also demonstrates that Penn's financial investments are prioritized elsewhere.
Allison Santa-Cruz | The overturning of Roe v. Wade harms America’s most vulnerableColumnist Allison Santa-Cruz highlights the impact the overturning of Roe v. Wade will have on vulnerable populations and calls on students to vote in their interest.
Allison Santa-Cruz | Plagiarism undermines the purpose of higher education but is caused by the pressures of itColumnist Allison Santa-Cruz analyzes the role of plagiarism within our academic community and in the context of college admissions.
Liala Sofi & Allison Santa-Cruz | We believe you, Mackenzie, and Penn’s administration should, tooColumnists Allison Santa-Cruz and Liala Sofi press for Penn administrators to properly address their involvement in the case of former Penn student Mackenzie Fierceton.
Allison Santa-Cruz | It's time to drop the mask mandate, required testing, and PennOpen passColumnist Allison-Santa-Cruz argues that it is time to return to pre-pandemic normalcy given current COVID-19 data.
Allison Santa-Cruz | Stop comparing Philadelphia to other citiesColumnist Allison Santa-Cruz discusses how reframing our initial perceptions of Philadelphia enables us to view it for the great city that it is.
Allison Santa-Cruz | The case for deleting social mediaColumnist Allison Santa-Cruz argues that we should delete or heavily restrict social media use in order to really experience the world around us.
Allison Santa-Cruz | Why we should use gratitude to aid us in personal growthColumnist Allison Santa-Cruz reflects on the role of gratitude in the transition to college life.
Allison Santa-Cruz | Penn housing needs serious reformColumnist Allison Santa-Cruz discusses changes that can be made to improve Penn's college housing.