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The Herd The Werd Committee Editor In Chief – Alexandra Wong Artz Haus – Domenic Rao East Residence – Brandon Cox Johnston Hall – Emma Shearer Lennox-Addington Hall – Sara Pyper Macdonald Hall – Brianna Baird Maritime Hall – JP Pendon

Mills Hall – Taylor MacPherson Mountain Hall – Denika Fiedeldey Prairie Hall – Jasmine Kaur Watson Hall – Jeneka Johnson


Kathryn Johnson

Imogen Farrer

Joshua Muscat


By: Brandon Cox and Jasmine Kaur Though the Ontario Agricultural College opened in 1874, it was not until May 8th, 1964, that the University of Guelph was officially established. As an amalgamation of the Ontario Agricultural College, the Ontario Veterinary College and the Macdonald Institute, the University of Guelph has been home to many students over the years, and has undergone some major additions. We'd like to take the time to celebrate the University of Guelph's 50th anniversary, and have created a timeline showcasing the numerous people, colleges, buildings, and organizations that have changed and defined the University of Guelph over the past 50 years. This timeline may be viewed online by using the following link: http://www.tiki-toki.com/timeline/imagemode/231841/University-of-Guelph-50th-Anniversary-At-aGlance/


The Rise and Fall of Mac Hall As the University of Guelph approaches its 50th anniversary, students find themselves looking back on the changes that the school has undergone during its history. A number of different programs have been added, new faculties have developed, new residences have opened, and others have closed. The 2013-14 school year marks MacDonald Hall’s final year as a residence at the University. The residence was opened in 1903 under its original name; MacDonald Institute. It was opened as a centre for female learning, funded by Sir William MacDonald. The main focus of it was to provide women with an education in home economics, nature studies, and other domestic arts and sciences. In its early years, not only were women housed in the Institute, they ate, studied, exercised, and received medical treatment there. The women that lived there adhered to many different rules, including curfews and strict schedules. Over the years, MacDonald Institute has been transformed into MacDonald Hall; the only all female residence on campus. Although classes are still held in MacDonald Institute, they are open to all students on campus.Today, MacDonald Hall houses 150 female students from a variety of different programs on campus. This year, the Hall will be holding a celebration to commemorate its final year of housing students. After it closes its doors to students, MacDonald Hall will be transformed into office space for faculty on campus.

Megan Lawlor, Mac Hall VP


Historic Residences: JAM Personally, I cannot get enough out of Residence. It is something about the classic style of our residence buildings mixed with the convenience of being close to classes and not having to bus every morning. Besides that, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the University of Guelph I would like to place the spot light on the three residence buildings that I consider “Center Campus”. I use this name because Johnston, Artz Haüs, and Mills Hall are located on the same block as most of the classrooms and are in-between South Ring Rd, East Ring Rd, and College ave. I have been lucky enough to live in two of the three residences and have had great memories in all. First up, Johnston. You know? The building on your student card? The building that only 6% of Guelph students get to live in? Yeah that’s it. Johnston is also a historic building on campus. Named after the first President and Founder of the Ontario Agriculture College, William Johnston and was erected in 1931 as a residence and academic office as it still remains. The current Johnston Hall built in 1928 is not the original. The original Johnston Hall was unfortunately demolished and is remembered by the portico on Johnston Green. During World War II Johnston Hall, Historic Johnston Green, and many aspects of the current University campus were used as headquarters for the Royal Canadian Air Force. Another very unique feature of Johnston, the office space on the first floor with living space on the second, third, and fourth floors still remains. Offices currently in Johnston feature the offices of the Ontario Agriculture College, The Distance Education offices, and the famous Aggie Lounge. Another very special aspect of Johnston Hall is the all saving CoOp book store. Established in 1913, the OAC Students’ Co-Op renamed the University of Guelph Campus Co-Op has remained a fundamental aspect of textbook purchases throughout the year. Residence rooms in Johnston feature: singles, doubles, and triples. Johnston also features some of the most spacious rooms on campus and is constantly the most desired Residence based on incoming first year applications.


As my home in first year here at Guelph, Johnston will always hold a special place in my heart. Who’s your daddy? Johnston is your daddy!

Now its time for Artz Haüs properly known as Maids Hall. Do you know where Artz is? If not it is the small red brick building with loads of foliage in-between Johnston and Creelman Dining Hall. Built in 1914 making it the second oldest building on campus, Maids Hall has always been the smallest residence on campus. Originally used as a housing building for domestics (maids), Artz Haüs has certainly evolved throughout history. Used in World War II as the noncommissioned officers’ quarters and lounge, Artz Haüs has always been a special place on campus. Artz Haüs has remained to be one of the oldest LLCs (Living Learning Community). Living Learning Communities are specialized residence experiences. As of now there are five LLCs on campus. In East Hall there is: Eco-House, La Maison Francaise, and Innovation House. Residing in Watson hall until the end of the 2013-2014 school year is International House and Artz resides in Maids Hall. Nicknamed Artz Haüs in the 1990’s for being one of the most eccentric residences on campus. Artz Haüs is also one of the only residences that require an application and questionnaire to get into. Living in Artz now I understand! This residence is an amazingly beautiful place. Filled to the roof with music, art, and wonderful personalities it is so worth it. Today, Artz Haüs homes 49 students that always seem to fall together into one crazy family. Peace. Love. Peacock.


Finally we come to the last central campus residence, Mills Hall. Named after principal of the OAC, James Mills (1840-1924) and commissioned in 1921 due to the shortage of living space came the lovely ivy covered building across from Creelman Marketplace. Used in World War II as the airmen’s lounge and quarters. Opened as the men’s residence at the original OAC, Mills Hall has always been a corner stone of the Guelph campus. With rumors of motorcycle races and raids from the girls of it’s sister hall, Macdonald Hall, Mills has always been and remains to be a great residence. Today, Mills Hall hosts 160 students each year in a variety of single, double, and triple rooms. Mill’s Hall is geographically in an amazing position. Mills Hall is in front of Historic War Memorial Hall and facing one of the main on-campus dining halls, and still located within a five minute radius of almost all classrooms. With the mascot of a phoenix, Mill’s Hall is consistently “Lighting ‘Em Up” and “On Fire!”

NORTH PRIDE -Domenic Rao

All information used in this article was found through various sources discovered through googling the individual halls name along with it’s history.


Interhall Council Elections

Are you wondering what your options for next year are? Want to do something that can make a difference to first year students in your community? Consider running for next year’s Interhall Council!

Positions Available

President: As the president of a residence hall your duties would include running council meetings and being in charge of the hall budget. You are also in charge of your executive and run exec meetings with them as well.

Vice President (VP): Duties of the Vice President include writing or compiling articles for the Herd the Werd magazine and designing and coordinating Hall Clothing. During second semester you are also in charge of coordinating hall merchandise.

Social Coordinator (SOCO): The Social Coordinator is the member in charge of running events throughout the residence hall. While the rest of the executive are there to help out, you are the mastermind behind which events are run.

Public Relations Officer (PRO): The PRO is responsible for advertising for all of the Social Co-Ordinator’s events. This can include making posters or banners for events and creating the facebook page for the hall. You are also in charge of taking your advertisements down after the events are done.

Operations Manager (OM): Duties of the Operations Manager include keeping the storage room clean and being in charge of the selling table schedule.


Hall

Positions

Artz President

VP

SOCO

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East

President

VP

SOCO

PRO

OM

Johnston

President

VP

SOCO

PRO

OM

Lambton

President

VP

SOCO

PRO

OM

L/A

President

VP

SOCO

PRO

OM

Maritime

President

VP

SOCO

PRO

OM

Mills

President

VP

SOCO

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OM

Mountain

President

VP

SOCO

PRO

OM

Prairie

President

VP

SOCO

PRO

OM

Village

President

VP

SOCO

PRO

OM

Watson

President

VP

SOCO

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West

President

VP

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Important Dates February 11th: Nomination Forms go out February 25th: Nomination Forms due 

Advertising Week: Candidates can put up posters and other advertisements to let students know what they are running for

March 5th: Speeches, voting begins For more information, talk to your hall president or email ihcinter@uoguelph.ca!

Good Luck!


XXII Winter Olympic Games By: Brandon Cox The Winter Olympic Games was first held in France in 1924, in the city of Chamonix, compared to the first Summer Olympic Games held in 1896 some 28 years earlier. Originally, the sports featured were limited to alpine and cross-country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, ski jumping, speed skating, and Nordic combined (a mix of cross-country skiing and ski jumping). Though the Games did not occur between 1936 and 1948, due to the Second World War, they have otherwise been celebrated every four years. Originally, the Winter and Summer Olympic Games ran in the same year, but in 1992 the Games were separated so that they would occur in alternating even-numbered years. Since the original Winter Olympic Games, more sports have been added. Sports such as luge and freestyle skiing have become some of the more popular Olympic events, and have become permanent additions to the Games. The most popular sports remain freestyle skiing, with an average of 26, 928, 346 viewers in 2010, downhill skiing, with an average of 26, 689, 344 viewers, and luge, with an average of 26, 689, 344. Despite ice hockey not being within the top six most watched sports during the Winter Olympic Games, it is still the highest talked about sport with 30.6% of all online discussion about Olympic sports referring to ice hockey. The other most talked about sports were the luge, with 17.6%, and figure skating with 10%. Being a winter event, the Winter Olympic Games have always been held in the, generally colder and more weather-permitting, northern hemisphere. The United States has hosted the most Olympic Games, with four years. France has hosted three Games, with Austria, Canada, Japan, Italy, Norway, and Switzerland each having hosted the Games twice. Only 12 countries have attended every Winter Olympic Games-- Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzelrand, and the United States. Germany and Japan remain the only two countries banned from the Olympic Games, as they were not allowed to attend the 1948 Olympic Games following the end of the Second World War. Funnily enough, Italy, the third Axis power, was allowed to participate. Russia will host the Winter Olympic Games for the first time in Socchi this year for the 22nd Olympic Winter Games. The 2014 Winter Olympics will be held from February 7th to February 23rd. There will be a total of 98 events over the weeks, in 15 different sport disciplines. Sochi was selected to host the Winter Oylmpic Games in July of 2007, narrowly beating out Pyeongchang in South Korea. Pyeongchang was then selected to host the 2018 Games. The Games will be held in the newly constructed Sochi Olympic Park, with some events happening in the resort town of Krasnaya Polyana. After the Games, the Sochi Olympic Park is planned to be converted into a Formula One street circuit to hold the Russian Grand Prix from 2014-2020. There are several countries which participated in the 2010 Games but will not participate in the 2014 Games. Do not expect to see representatives from Algeria, Columbia, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, North Korea, Senegal, or South Africa. However, many countries will be represented in 2014 but were not present in 2012, including Luxembourg, Malta, Paraguay, Philippines, Thailand, Venezuela, Zimbabwe and other, smaller countries. The Winter Olympics are a great celebration which brings together countries from many different parts of the globe to compete in challenges of skill. I hope everyone remembers to tune in!


Olympic Ceremonies

“The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.� -Olympic Charter Opening Ceremonies: Opening ceremonies is always the main highlight of any Olympics. Seeing all the athletes from many different nations showing their national pride is truly inspiring. Opening ceremonies is where the world is introduced to all the athletes, the torch is lit, typically some history and culture performances about the area that the Olympics are set in, and of course the official opening of the games. It is truly a time when the world is watching.

Closing Ceremonies Closing ceremonies is a time when everyone gets to celebrate a successful Olympics, athletes sit together and are all there to enjoy the celebration because their work is finally done, and they made their country proud. In addition to the actual closing of the current Olympics, there is the introduction and performances related to the country hosting the next ones that will be happening four years later. So for Sochi, there will be a demonstration of the Olympics in PyeongChang in 2018.


Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Events: Ice Hockey: The game is a competition between two teams attempting to hit the puck into their opponent's goal using sticks, while preventing the puck from entering their own goal. The winning team is the one that hits more pucks into their opponent's goal

Speed Skating: Speed skating at the Olympic Games consists of ten individual distance events and two team pursuit races. Men compete in 500, 1000, 1500, 5000, and 10,000 meter events, and complete 8 laps in the team pursuit race. Women compete in 500, 1000, 1500, 3000, and 5000 meter events and in a 6-lap team pursuit race.

Short Track: Short track is a type of speed skating in which the athletes compete to cover a 111.12 meter oval ice track as quickly as possible. The Olympic races include 500m, 1000m, and 1500m races (for both men and women), and relay races at 3000m (women) and 5000m (men)

Figure Skating: The events for figure skating include individual men’s and women’s events, pair events, ice dancing, and also team events

Curling: Curling is a game played between two teams composed of four players each. The game is played on ice, and members of both teams deliver a stone towards a circular target area. The objective is to get the stone closer to the center of the house than any stone of the opposition.

Biathlon: This is a combination of Nordic skiing and shooting, for every missed target is a time penalty. There are 5 biathlon events individual race, sprint, pursuit, mass start race and relay; and as well mixed relay

Cross-Country: There are 6 events, including individual races and mass start races, the skiathlon, the relay, and individual and team sprints.


Ski Jumping: Four events make up the Olympic program: the men’s and women’s individual normal hill competition, the men’s individual large hill competition, and the men’s team competition.

Nordic Combined: Nordic combined includes a ski jumping competition (1 jump) and a 10 km cross-country ski race.

Alpine Skiing: There are 5 different events, downhill, slalom, giant slalom, super giant, and super combined races.

Freestyle Skiing: This includes mogul skiing, aerials, ski cross, ski halfpipe, and ski slopestyle.

Snowboard: snowboard men’s and women’s events in the halfpipe, parallel giant slalom, snowboard cross, slopestyle, and parallel slalom.

Bobsleigh: Bobsleigh involves high-speed mountain descent on special artificially made ice tracks on controlled sledges.

Skeleton: Skeleton involves a descent on a special track with artificially frozen ice in a sled, while lying on their stomach. There are only individual events.

Luge: It involves sliding at high speeds on single or two-person sleds on a special track of artificially frozen ice, while lying on their backs.

More information can be found at sochi2014.com/en


Dessert Anyone? I know it probably sounds crazy to you, but I actually know a few people who don’t like chocolate. You’re probably shaking your head right now, but it’s true! Still, who doesn’t love a decadent treat around Valentine’s Day? Here are two recipes, one with chocolate and one without, to get you into that loving mood!  White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Ingredients  1 cup chocolate cookie crumbs  3 tablespoons white sugar  ¼ cup butter, melted  1 (10 ounce) package frozen raspberries  2 tablespoons white sugar  2 teaspoons cornstarch  ½ cup water  2 cups white chocolate chips  ½ cup half-and-half cream  3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened  ½ cup white sugar  3 eggs  1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: 1. In a medium bowl, mix together cookie crumbs, 3 tablespoons sugar, and melted butter. Press mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan. 2. In a saucepan, combine raspberries, 2 tablespoons sugar, cornstarch, and water. Bring to boil, and continue boiling 5 minutes, or until sauce is thick. Strain sauce through a mesh strainer to remove seeds. 3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). In a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, melt white chocolate chips with half-and-half, stirring occasionally until smooth. 4. In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time. Blend in vanilla and melted white chocolate. Pour half of batter over crust. Spoon 3 tablespoons raspberry sauce over batter. Pour remaining cheesecake batter into pan, and again spoon 3 tablespoons raspberry sauce over the top. Swirl batter with the tip of a knife to create a marbled effect. 5. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until filling is set. Cool, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 8 hours before removing from pan. Serve with remaining raspberry sauce.


The BEST Rolled Sugar Cookies Ingredients  1½ cups butter, softened  2 cups white sugar  4 eggs  1 teaspoon vanilla extract  5 cups all-purpose flour  2 teaspoons baking powder  1 teaspoon salt Directions 1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight). 2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. 3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely. "Whenever you make these cookies for someone, be sure to bring along several copies of the recipe! You will be asked for it, I promise!”

By: Denika Fiedeldey


Don’t let yourself be Snowed by Work! As temperatures in Guelph continue to remain below freezing, there is no shortage of snow on campus. While most students main concern is keeping warm, it is important to embrace the fluffy white stuff while it is here! Try these different snow activities as a break from studying for upcoming midterms, or just as a fun activity for your floor. Instead of a snowman, make a snow caterpillar! Compete with your friends to see who can make theirs the most creative or longest in a set amount of time. Use sticks for antennae! Blow bubbles and watch them freeze in the wind. Use dish soap and water to get the perfect mixture, take them outside and watch what happens! Make an upside down snowman. See how big you can make the last ball and still lift it on top. Play capture the flag in the snow. The snow makes a nice cushion for any collisions or wipe outs that may happen. Of course, there’s always the usual snow activities: Snowball fights Tobogganing Build a snow fort Whatever your preference is for study breaks, be sure to take advantage of the beautiful winter weather while it’s here!

Megan Lawlor, Mac Hall VP


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Alicia Keys – No One Alanis Morissette – You Oughta Know Beyoncé – Crazy In Love Bryan Adams – Everything I Do (I Do It For You) Bob Marley – Turn Your Lights Down Low Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats Celine Dion – The Power of Love Destiny’s Child – Survivor

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Elton John – Can You Feel The Love Tonight? Hunter Hayes – Wanted Jason Mraz – Lucky Jonas Brothers – Lovebug


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Julie London – Cry Me A River Justin Timberlake – My Love Kanye West – Heartless Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone Kenny Chesney – You Had Me From Hello Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love Miley Cyrus – 7 Things Mumford & Sons – I will Wait Neyo – Let Me Love You Pink – So What Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Rihanna – Stay Roxette – It Must Have Been Love Sara Bareilles – Love Song Stevie Wonder – Part-Time Lover Taylor Swift – Love Story Tegan & Sara – Closer The Beatles – She Loves You U2 – With Or Without You  Whitney Houston – Greatest Love of All        

“Where this is love, there is life – never forget this”


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