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: a much needed period of reflection

Editor’s note: a much needed period of reflection

Another year has wrapped up, another semester has ended and another season of giving is upon us. Before taking the time to appreciate the gifts and the joy doted upon you in the holiday season, make sure you take the time to reflect on all that the universe has served up in this strange, twisted year, 2017. I remember adamantly […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Opinion ·
Cross-country head coach hospitalized

Cross-country head coach hospitalized

On Nov. 20, Peter Grinbergs, the head coach for Laurier’s cross-country and track teams, was found in his apartment by emergency services, unable to move and without food or water for four days. A campaign listed by Grinberg’s daughter on crowdfunding site, GoFundMe, explained that doctor’s have speculated the cause might have been a severe gout attack. The description goes on to […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, News, Sports ·
Photos by Tanzeel Sayani

UPDATED: Controversy on campus: a comprehensive timeline

  Nov. 1 – Lindsay Shepherd plays a clip from TVO’s The Agenda, which showcases a debate featuring controversial University of Toronto professor, Jordan Peterson, discussing “genders, rights and freedom speech.” Ensuing the clip was a class debate surrounding the use of they as a pronoun. The class she showed it in was a first year tutorial for a course […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, National, News ·
Big Sugar brings it home at Maxwells

Big Sugar brings it home at Maxwells

  On Saturday, Nov. 25 I had the pleasure of seeing Big Sugar for the first time. Finally. I say finally because I have been waiting to see them in concert since the first time I heard “Turn the Lights On” in the back of my uncle’s van when I was five. “This is my favourite song,” I declared. Big […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Various pick-up points for The Cord vandalized across campus

Various pick-up points for The Cord vandalized across campus

Yesterday afternoon, multiple copies of The Cord newspaper were found destroyed by being torn in half and left on various stands across campus. Hours later, several torn copies were also left on the doorstep of The Cord office. Administration at WLU Student Publications called Special Constable Services and an official report was made. Special Constable Services are currently investigating and […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, News ·
Editors note: reserving judgement

Editors note: reserving judgement

The debate on campus surrounding TA Lindsey Shepherd has been difficult to navigate based on a lack of information as well as a multitude of other existing factors. Being a part of student media at a time like this is a constant struggle between knowing when to speak up and use this platform accordingly and when to just let the […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Opinion ·
Editors note: On choosing sides

Editors note: On choosing sides

One of the first editorials I ever wrote for The Cord was titled “Having an opinion as a friend and a journalist.” This article featured the typical fare of run-of-the-mill journalist jargon, where one projects accountability onto all other parties but themselves. From the standpoint of a journalist, I don’t think there is anything wrong with this. I think being […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Opinion ·
Photo by Garrison Oosterhof

UPDATED: Propaganda posters are found posted at two Waterloo High Schools

  Administrators at two high schools in Waterloo were met with signs donning the phrase “It’s okay to be white” when they walked in to school this passed Monday. Students and faculty at both Eastwood Collegiate Institute and Grand River Collegiate Institute were surprised to see the signage promoting white nationalism plastered on the doors of their respective schools. “Our […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Local, News ·
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Remembering a Canadian legend

When I heard the news that Gord Downie had passed away, I felt feelings of contempt wash over me. Those feelings were mostly directed inside, I’ll admit, but let me explain. Growing up in southern Ontario I can confidently say that I had hundreds of opportunities to see The Tragically Hip; some of them even being free concerts. Money was […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Photo by Kurtis Rideout

An unexpected origin for a local business

  To build an effective brand is a feat that seems to be increasingly difficult these days. In a marketplace that is over saturated with up-and-coming designers and creatives attempting to push their products online, it is nearly impossible to set yourself apart long enough to make an impression. Where many with great purpose and resources have failed, White Cap Co. has succeeded – almost as if by accident. […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Arts and Life ·