Articles by Allison Santa-Cruz

12/05/23 8:57pm
Columnist Allison Santa-Cruz argues the controversy surrounding Liz Magill reflects a broader threat to shared governance and free speech on university campuses nationwide. 
10/18/23 10:52pm
Columnist Allison Santa-Cruz asserts that social media, while potentially a platform for discussing global issues, often fosters dehumanization, polarization, and misinformation. She advocates instead for more meaningful face-to-face interactions and a balanced approach to activism.
09/15/23 8:12pm
Columnist Allison Santa-Cruz argues that despite progress in the respect and interest in women’s sports, misogyny is still alive and well: both in the cultural discourse about it, and within the very institution of athletics itself.  
04/13/23 12:24pm
Columnist 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. 
01/31/23 7:58pm
Columnist Allison Santa-Cruz advises that there should be an emphasis on the process of creating yourself — rather than finding yourself – in college.
12/11/22 12:48pm
Columnist 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.
10/16/22 7:00pm
Columnist 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.
06/24/22 11:04pm
Columnist 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.
06/14/22 12:10am
Columnist Allison Santa-Cruz analyzes the role of plagiarism within our academic community and in the context of college admissions.
04/06/22 9:36pm
Columnists Allison Santa-Cruz and Liala Sofi press for Penn administrators to properly address their involvement in the case of former Penn student Mackenzie Fierceton.
03/14/22 6:57pm
Columnist Allison-Santa-Cruz argues that it is time to return to pre-pandemic normalcy given current COVID-19 data.  
03/01/22 10:06pm
Columnist Allison Santa-Cruz discusses how reframing our initial perceptions of Philadelphia enables us to view it for the great city that it is.  
11/23/21 9:51am
Columnist Allison Santa-Cruz argues that we should delete or heavily restrict social media use in order to really experience the world around us.
10/31/21 10:26am
Columnist Allison Santa-Cruz reflects on the role of gratitude in the transition to college life.
10/11/21 4:19pm
Columnist Allison Santa-Cruz discusses changes that can be made to improve Penn's college housing.
09/30/21 12:24am
Columnist Allison Santa-Cruz looks at the historical roots of fraternities and sees how ideas of service could be brought back to the modern day.
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