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

St. Patrick’s Day stirs controversy at Laurier

St. Patrick’s Day stirs controversy at Laurier

Every year, the City of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and the Waterloo Regional Police work to find a way to make St. Patrick’s Day, arguably the most important day on the calendar for student safety, a pleasant experience. Today, the National Post published an article outlining that Laurier “has authorized swift measures to purge the Irish-tinted celebration from its campus.” St. […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Campus ·
Super Wednesday: What Laurier teams play tonight?

Super Wednesday: What Laurier teams play tonight?

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks will take part in what we call “Super Wednesday” — there are three teams all playing tonight for their playoff lives, and there’s nothing more exciting. Except maybe Phil’s. The women’s hockey team, coached by Rick Osborne, takes on the No. 1 nationally-ranked and top-seeded Guelph Gryphons tonight in Guelph at 7:30 p.m. To watch the […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Basketball, Hockey, Sports ·
Editor’s note: Journalism and our community

Editor’s note: Journalism and our community

Hey everyone, we’re The Cord. We’re a news organization that provides students, staff and faculty with information about what’s happening on and around the Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo campus. We tell stories that otherwise may not be heard and publicize perspectives that need to be told. But in order to do this, you need to talk to us. There’s a […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Internal, Opinion ·
Lena Yang

Stepping into the unknown

The future is scary

by Shelby Blackley· · Opinion ·
A radar screenshot of the expected storm (The Weather Network)

Will Laurier be closed tonight?

According to the Weather Network, hazardous winter conditions are expected in southwestern Ontario, including Kitchener-Waterloo. Snow, heavy at times, and blowing snow is expected tonight. The more intense snowfall is expected to develop this evening, with total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are likely by Wednesday morning. The Weather Network has said to consider postponing any non-essential travel […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Archive ·
Photo by Andreas Patsiaouros

Golden Hawks men’s basketball enters final stretch of season with ‘real pressure’

Hawks lose three straight games enroute to regular season finale

by Shelby Blackley· · Basketball, Sports ·
Graphic by Joshua Awolade

Categorizing with ‘millennial’

I was born on March 1, 1993. I am 22-years old, soon to be joining the workplace, trying to find my spot while also bringing a “new perspective” into the office. Oh yeah. And I’m a millennial.

by Shelby Blackley· · Opinion ·
Letter to the Editor – February 23, 2016

Letter to the Editor – February 23, 2016

Re: Inspiring Lives? (Letter to the Editor Feb. 17): The author erroneously conflates the prime minister statues project with current contract negotiations between the university and CUPE Local 926. In doing so, he puts forth unsubstantiated allegations that are not helpful in understanding the important issues in this round of collective bargaining. The university has bargained in good faith with […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Opinion ·
Editor’s note: An update on the changes

Editor’s note: An update on the changes

A few weeks ago, I sent out an editor’s note detailing that changes were on the way for this little paper that could, that will soon be celebrating its 90th birthday. Those changes are occurring, and I am here to update you on how they are coming. Firstly, one of the main things you will see once we print our […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Opinion ·
Students’ Union Waterloo open forum 2016

Students’ Union Waterloo open forum 2016

by Shelby Blackley· · Elections ·