Kurtis Rideout

Kurtis Rideout

Kurtis is a wannabe music producer with an honours degree in journalism from Laurier Brantford and a post-grad certificate in integrated marketing communications from Conestoga College. He initially started as the Web Editor at The Sputnik (the student paper at Brantford) but he quickly fell in love with all things Cord-related upon meeting the staff from the 2016-17 year. Never one to shy away from a good opportunity, he decided to try his hand as Editor-in-Chief and has not looked back since. He can be found - right now even - at the WLUSP office on Regina street, where he constantly bothers colleagues with his eccentric and polarizing taste in music. Fun fact: he usually prefers debut albums.

Articles by Kurtis Rideout

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Golden Hawks take home silver at OUA championships

Wilfrid Laurier University’s men’s baseball team recently took home silver in the OUA championship final game. The match, which was played against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues, ended with a final score of 8-3 for the Varsity Blue. It was the final match-up of a 15-game tournament hosted by Laurier over the course of this past weekend. Pitcher and […]

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Laurier's Josh Pirie is swarmed by a pair of Gryphons. (Photo by Nick Lachance).

Laurier falls behind in Gryphons match up

The Golden Hawks fell short of victory yesterday afternoon in a game against the Guelph Gryphons. The Hawks endured a scoreless first half and pushed towards a comeback, closing the lead to six points toward the end of the game, but the Gryphons held strong finishing with 24 to Laurier’s 14. Moving forward from the loss, the Golden Hawks are […]

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Editor’s Note: Dressing up to fit societies standards

Editor’s Note: Dressing up to fit societies standards

I know that I will probably piss a lot of angry old dudes off with this announcement but I wanted to jump aboard this train as early as possible: ties are stupid and so is telling people what to put on their bodies. Full disclosure; the last time I wore a tie was at my beloved uncle’s funeral and the […]

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Win streak comes to an end for MFOOT

The Golden Hawks lost to the Western Mustangs in this weekend’s Homecoming game, falling short with a final score of 29-13. The Hawks, who haven’t won against the Mustangs in a regular season game since 2006, looked to repeat the results of last year’s Yates Cup matchup, where they were able to hold strong for a 43-40 victory. Unfortunately, the […]

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Hawks beat Warriors in Battle of Waterloo

The Golden Hawks triumphed over the Warriors yesterday in the battle of Waterloo. Both teams walked on to Warrior Field undefeated in what was poised in what was poised to be one of the biggest match ups of the year. The game remained contentious for the first half, but ultimately the Golden Hawks held the lead, entering the second half […]

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Editor’s Note: Peer pressure in post-secondary

Editor’s Note: Peer pressure in post-secondary

I have never been to Phil’s. Not hating — my brother went there a few times and my father did before him — just stating facts. It has become apparent that I might historically be the only Editor-in-Chief at this newspaper that never made a point of popping by there at least once. On that same note, my university experience […]

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Golden Hawks keep perfect record on the road

The men’s football team at Wilfrid Laurier University defeated the Queen’s Gaels 40-17 this weekend, advancing their record to 3-0. This comes after a close win at home against the Carleton Ravens, securing the Hawks’ eighth straight win against OUA opponents. Golden Hawks Robbie Smith and Nathan Mesher set team records, while running back Levondre Gordon had another great game, […]

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Becoming social media savvy

As I type this, I am currently engaged in two separate, on-going conversations with my significant other, several multi-platform conversations with my colleagues and a never ending barrage of meme spamming with my friend Toby. It’s a lot to think about sometimes. Which platform should I give priority to? Do text messages trump all other forms of communication? Are emails […]

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Golden Hawks clinch tight lead over Ravens

  The men’s football team at Wilfrid Laurier University defeated the Carleton Ravens 38-35 yesterday, securing their second win of the season. This win comes hot off of last week’s shutout victory against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. “… ultimately I am happy we got the win against a quality opponent,” Head coach, Michael Faulds said to Laurier Athletics. […]

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How to know if your heart is really in it

I was driving in my car listening to Life After Death, the posthumous masterpiece by The Notorious B.I.G., when I had an epiphany of sorts. It happened about two thirds of the way through track 20, “Sky’s the Limit (feat. 112),” a masterpiece I should add; right at the end of the final verse.  “Stay far from timid, only make […]

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