The Orion

10 years of playing hard at the WREC

Curtis Sicheneder addresses the crowd at the 10 year anniversary of the WREC. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Melissa Joseph

October 14, 2019

Students, athletes and alumni gathered to celebrate the hard work it took to successfully upkeep the Wildcat Recreation Center (WREC) over the past decade. The iconic Chico State gym officially turned 10 years old on Thursday. Before the event commenced, guests were greeted by Willy the Wildcat and ...

FitU helps transform students’ health perspectives

The current FitU staff posing for a group photo by Yolo Hall Photo credit: FitU

Yaritza Ayon

September 28, 2018

Chico State has a fitness program for students that strays away from the traditional set diet and exercise plan.FitU, established in 2009 by the nutrition and kinesiology department, takes a holistic approach on healthy eating and fitness. The eight- to 10-week program consists of weekly appointments wi...

Freshman fifteen isn’t the problem, judgment of it is

Person struggling to fit into their jeans after a heavy meal. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Brooke Martin

September 25, 2018

Tight jeans and extra weight around your waist means you’re a normal college student.Dining hall food, bottomless vodka and lack of exercise are all culprits of weight gain in college. For the first time in their lives, college students are living unsupervised. They have no authority figure te...

Not having children is my choice, not yours

Photo credit: Bobbie Rae Jones

Joann Chevaillier and Bobbie Rae Jones

April 18, 2016

Easter is such a fun day to watch kids run around all hopped up on sugar and looking for eggs. While visiting my boyfriend's family, I was having so much fun, then suddenly the dreaded question gets asked, “Don’t y'all want to have one of these running around?” My reply is, “Oh, I don’t know,”...

Wildcats share tips for staying fit, healthy

Wildcat Brooke Bowen, left, practices at Acker Gym in preparation for an upcoming game. Bowen said that excessive alcohol intake can be a big barrier for students trying to stay in shape. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Breanna Barnard

April 10, 2015

It's that time of the year again — cutting season. Gym rats who bulked up eating during the winter are now shredding all of it off to have the perfect summer body. But Chico State's Wildcat sport teams do not need a season for bulking and cutting. Instead, athletes from different sports work hard year-r...

Strength and conditioning club teaches healthy techniques

Sergio Sanchez

February 18, 2014

If flipping tractor tires or pulling a pickup truck sounds fun, meet the Wildcat Strength and Conditioning Club. The club teaches proper technique and movements to local students and athletes, and its members are passionate about health and wellness. Becka Shaver, president of the club, said it is a gre...

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