Shelby Blackley

Shelby Blackley

Shelby Blackley is the former Editor-in-Chief of The Cord. Shelby has an obsession with green tea, owns too many writing notebooks and finds solace in a nice cold brew.

Articles by Shelby Blackley

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Win or lose, Faulds and Laurier football have exceeded expectations

Four seasons ago, Michael Faulds was hired as the new head coach of the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks football team. He was young — only 29-years-old — and spent the years prior to joining the Hawks as a coordinator for the once 1-7 York Lions. He came in at a time Laurier was on the decline, having not won a […]

by Shelby Blackley· · 0 comments · Football, Opinion, Sports ·
The Cord picks up three awards in CCNAs

The Cord picks up three awards in CCNAs

Newspapers Canada announced the 2016 winners of the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards Friday morning. In the campus newspaper categories, The Cord picked up three shortlisted acknowledgements.   The Cord received a third-place nod in “Best Campus Feature,” for the piece “Is sex worth the risk?” written by Alanna Fairey, former Features Editor, in January 2015. The paper also received a first-place […]

by Shelby Blackley· · 0 comments · Internal ·
The current state of sexual assault

The current state of sexual assault

In 2013, I was assaulted. It was after a night out with friends. I drank too much and was falling asleep on the floor. So, completely aware of my actions, I went up to my bedroom alone to call it a night. Shortly after falling asleep, I was woken by someone behind me trying to touch me. He was pushing […]

by Shelby Blackley· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
Editor’s note: The Cord was my first love

Editor’s note: The Cord was my first love

The Cord was my first love. I never experienced love quite like this before. It was the kind that took your breath away. Week in and week out I remember the happiness from seeing it on stands, turning to the page my article was plastered on. The amount of time we spent together grew. The passion grew. Eventually, it was […]

by Shelby Blackley· · 1 comment · Opinion ·
Lending light on Laurier’s top earners

Lending light on Laurier’s top earners

Do you ever wonder how much money your professors make? Well, they could be making over $100,000, qualifying them for the Sunshine List, a registry of all public sector employees in a province of Canada over that echelon. As per the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act of 1996, the Sunshine List was created to make Ontario’s public sector more “open […]

by Shelby Blackley· · 1 comment · Campus, Features ·
RCMP arrest 23-year old Waterloo alum on fears of engaging in terrorism

RCMP arrest 23-year old Waterloo alum on fears of engaging in terrorism

A 23-year old man was arrested by the RCMP on Friday on allegations he was preparing to leave Canada to engage in terrorism activity. Kevin Omar Mohamed was arrested in Waterloo and is reported to be a former University of Waterloo student. He appeared in court Saturday after being charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace and a […]

by Shelby Blackley· · 0 comments · Local, News ·
Best tips and tricks for a standout resume

Best tips and tricks for a standout resume

It’s almost exam season. Instead of reading your 260-page textbook that you haven’t even cracked open, you’re more worried about the resume you haven’t updated for the past six months. Well, we’re here to provide some tips and tricks on how to make your resume stand out from the crowd. By no means is this list exhaustive and while these […]

by Shelby Blackley· · 1 comment · Arts and Life, Life ·
Man stabbed at Brixton Social Club in Waterloo

Man stabbed at Brixton Social Club in Waterloo

A man was stabbed in the leg during an altercation with an unknown suspect on March 20 at Brixton Social Club on University Avenue West. Around 2:30 a.m., a 28-year old Kitchener man suffered a non-life threatening stab wound to his leg. The suspect fled the area and according to Waterloo Regional Police Services, “remains unknown at this time.” The […]

by Shelby Blackley· · 0 comments · Local, News ·
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Second-year Laurier student dies in car accident

On March 19, Wilfrid Laurier University second-year political science student, Travis Michael Brown, died in a car accident. The car accident happened on Robert Ferrie Drive at Reynolds Court in the Doon South neighbourhood in Kitchener. The crash also killed Jamie Martin, a 24-year old father. Another passenger, an unidentified 21-year old, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. […]

by Shelby Blackley· · 1 comment · Campus, News ·
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Women’s hockey’s will could not exceed the skill

Laurier can’t overcome top-seeded Gryphons in semifinal

by Shelby Blackley· · 0 comments · Hockey, Sports ·

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