Six months without internet

This undertaking was both an experiment of personality and economics, and a protest against high internet rates. Before December I stated that if everyone stopped paying for internet, the racketeering…

RE: Social equity vs. social equality

In the previous issue of The Cascade, an argument was made that we as a society need to be cautious about providing too many “handouts” to members of historically oppressed…

Social equity vs. social equality

One of the most recent viral videos of Jordan Peterson reminded me of a harsh lesson all of us will have to subject ourselves to learning one way or another….

Memes helped me battle anxiety

I like memes. They are the new millennium’s version of the fortune cookie: sage advice, deep thoughts, or clever quotes presented in bite-sized pieces, accompanied by lovely visuals. Without memes,…

Brooklyn Nine-Nine and the power of public outcry

It’s easy to dismiss people with opinions on the internet (especially when those opinions don’t line up with your own), but it’s becoming increasingly clear that corporations are listening, and…

New banks on the digital block

You’re a broke student with expenses piling up, a job that doesn’t pay nearly enough to cover them, and a busy class schedule that leaves little free time. The last…

Crawling in my shoes

“What would you do if I sang out of tune, would you stand up and walk out on me?” Joe Cocker’s words echo in my brain like a metronome to…

The hempire strikes back

Somehow in the early 2010s, nerd culture became cool, and found its way into the mainstream in North America. After decades of being treated like an outsider relegated to eating…

What is feminism?

Feminism: an eight-letter word that in its simplest form is the belief that both men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. That is it, as simple as equality…