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

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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 […]

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

by Kurtis Rideout· · Opinion ·
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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, […]

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

by Kurtis Rideout· · Opinion ·

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. […]

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

by Kurtis Rideout· · Opinion ·
Clubs on campus: the importance of getting involved

Clubs on campus: the importance of getting involved

Getting to know people on campus can be both challenging and intimidating. Thankfully, there are more places to meet people than just in the classroom. Involving yourself in campus clubs and organizations is a sure-fire way to situate yourself around people with similar interests, but with so many amazing groups to join, it can be a task in itself just […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Features ·
Editor’s note: On graduation day

Editor’s note: On graduation day

It’s that time of year again. Another crop of well-adjusted and — hopefully — qualified individuals will make their way into the working world. Simultaneously, another group will step up to the plate and fill their shoes, gearing up to prepare for seminars, capstones and final projects. It is a period of reflection for many people, particularly those graduating — […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Opinion ·