Kurtis Rideout

Kurtis Rideout

Kurtis is the former Editor-in-Chief of The Cord. He 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

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 ·
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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 ·
Editor’s note: That time of year

Editor’s note: That time of year

You know what time of year I mean. The weather is turning, assignments are stacking up and lethargy is at an all time high. The abuse of a much needed reading week slowly comes to bite you in the form of a forgotten mid-term, or a procrastinated essay — I think most of us have been there at some point […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Opinion ·
Editor’s note: Dear men

Editor’s note: Dear men

As a man I could sit back horrified and feign surprise at the allegations levelled towards Harvey Weinstein, but the point would be moot. Like many of the silent stars in Hollywood — who kept their mouths shut, in apparent fear of jeopardizing future career opportunities — I am not shocked about the existence of this “open secret.” If you […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Opinion ·
Photo by Tanzeel Sayani

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 […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Baseball, Sports ·
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 […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Sports ·
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 […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Opinion ·
Photo by Tanzeel Sayani

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 […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Sports ·