Should the internet exist?

Anyone interested in collectively getting rid of the internet? Not gonna lie, I’m not really having high hopes for what it brings for the future of civilization. When we’re forced…

Facebook wants to see you naked

According to CBC News, Facebook is combating revenge porn by asking people to send in their nudes — to make sure the images haven’t been used before, and won’t be…

The toxicity of Star Wars fans

I wrote an article in The Cascade a few weeks ago about how Brooklyn Nine-Nine proved that fans getting up in arms can save their favourite shows from cancellation. But…

History through the lens of cookbooks

When I think of the 1950s, I think of Donna Reed and Lucille Ball. I think of perfectly coiffed hair, pearl necklaces, layers of crinoline, t-strap shoes, elaborately set dinner…

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…