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

Editor’s note: dating while in school

Editor’s note: dating while in school

In line with the loose theme of this issue — self love — I feel that it is important to talk about the phenomenon that is dating in a university setting. In my experience, dating in university felt kind of weird. Dating in high school was pretty weird too. Actually, dating in general has always been weird for me, but […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Opinion ·
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Bell Let’s Talk should be more than talk

  In the past five years alone we have seen broad steps taken towards the mainstream acceptance of mental health issues. As someone who has struggled with mental health issues but only offers vague descriptions of my own personal journey, I feel that I should, at the very least, offer some perspective as to how things have changed. Particularly, with […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Opinion ·
Jess Dik, File Photo

2018 Students’ Union and election endorsements

The following endorsements were done through discussions with The Cord’s editorial board (12 in favour, 2 abstentions). These are not necessarily a reflection of WLUSP, The Cord’s volunteers or staff. President: Ali Saghari After a lengthy discussion, The Cord has chosen to endorse Ali Saghari for Students’ Union president. That being said, it was important for us to identify the […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, Elections, News ·
A potential president’s playlist

A potential president’s playlist

Ryley Fletcher What song would you play to celebrate a win on the night that elections results are released? “What Do I Know?” – Ed Sheeran   What song do you listen to while getting pumped up for a debate? “Knocking at the Door” – Arkells   What is your favourite song to study to? A Beethoven symphony – or […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Luke Sarazin

From chair and CGO, now heading into the campaign trail

  To say that Tarique Plummer is a polarizing figure is probably underselling it. People generally fall into two camps when it comes to the current chair & CGO of the Students’ Union: staunch support or fervent opposition. Rightly so, I should say, as — depending on who you are and where you stand — Plummer could seem like either […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, News ·
Graphic by Jessi Wood

Looking into the anti-Xanax movement in hip-hop

  2017 was a formative year for hip-hop music to say the least. Artists like Lil Pump, Russ and Lil Uzi Vert made impressions on the music charts in very big ways. It was a big step forward for the diverse crop of artists generally known as “Soundcloud rappers,” many of whom crossed over to the mainstream in a big […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Opinion ·
Photo by Qiao Lui

Black Mirror: A reflection of the modern world?

This morning I saw Pizza Hut tweet a picture of their concept for a fully autonomous delivery vehicle. Shortly after this went out, the official twitter handle for Black Mirror — the much talked about Netflix exclusive which was picked up off of British television public-access station, Channel 4 — sent out a response. “We know how this goes,” the tweet […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Garrison Oosterhof

Change in temperature causes flooding and property damage at multiple locations

A quick change in the weather this morning resulted in numerous property damage calls around the Kitchener-Waterloo area. After a sharp increase in temperature, tenants and employees returning to several residential and commercial buildings in the area — including The Cord’s office at 205 Regina and student apartments on King and Colombia — reported property damage and leakage stemming from burst pipes […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, Local, News ·
Photo by Tanzeel Sayani

BREAKING: Membership decided for Task Force on Freedom of Expression

Wilfrid Laurier University has released the names of individuals appointed and elected to serve on the Task Force on Freedom of Expression. Laurier’s president, Deborah MacLatchy, called for the task force on Nov. 17, shortly after the recording of Lindsay Shepherd’s reprimand was published by Global News. For a more detailed timeline of events, click here. On Nov. 8, Shepherd […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, News ·
Photo by Luke Sarazin

Special Constables at Laurier now equipped with naloxone kits and training

A recent CBC story confirmed that officers at the Special Constable Service at Wilfrid Laurier University are now trained and qualified to administer naloxone, a life saving drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Speaking to CBC, Laurier’s director of communications and public affairs, Kevin Crowley, confirmed that 26 total officers at both Laurier campuses were trained […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, News ·