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A view of the Wildcat Recreation Center from the new outdoor gym

Exercise smarter, not harder, during the pandemic

Shae Pastrana, Reporter // February 3, 2021

We’ve all heard rumors about it, and many of us probably have it: “COVID weight.” The Boston Herald reported in December 2020 that 71 million Americans gained weight during the pandemic.  The...

Eli Urlie puts his rock climbing skills to the test at The Shredding event on Sunday at the Wrec Climbing Gym. The climbing wall had new top rope courses for students to master. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Photo of the Day

Olyvia Simpson // November 5, 2018

Eli Urlie puts his rock climbing skills to the test at The Shredding event on Sunday at the Wrec Climbing Gym. The climbing wall had new top rope courses for students to master.

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Let’s get physical

Joann Chevaillier // April 12, 2016

When I am in school everything else seems to be put on hold, and sadly this includes working out and other physical activities. For some reason I get it in my head that I am to busy and don't have time...

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Change our partners, change ourselves

William Rein // April 5, 2016

There’s a recent trend in absolutism with two main ideas: It’s detestable to critique others, and it’s respectable to never let others change you. This second “stick to your guns”...

Photo credit: Bobbie Rae Jones

Don’t stress: Keys to a healthy sex drive

Joann Chevaillier // March 6, 2016

As students we have many responsibilities that can create stress. Stress can cause some frustrating issues, like affecting a person's sex drive. Lately all my different responsibilities have been making...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Common Courtesies at the WREC

Allison Galbreath // February 1, 2015

The Wildcat Recreation Center is one of the great advantages of attending Chico State.With so many machines, weights and free classes to choose from, it's full of great opportunities for exercising and...

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Xiang Tak, a sophomore on the womens cross-country team, demonstrates lunges.

Lower body strength critical to success

Thembiso Mawema // September 21, 2013

Name one sport that doesn’t require lower body strength. Having a hard time? That’s probably because lower body strength is a baseline to being great at nearly every sport. Lower body strength...

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