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Sir Bjorn (left) and squire Alvic (right) are instructing how to swing a sword and always aim for the head if it's open. Photo credit: Jacob Collier

Barony of Rivenoak looks to recover members after Camp Fire

Ricardo Tovar // November 12, 2019

Medieval combat is something that many consider a relic of the past. The days of knights and chivalry are long gone. However, there are some medieval warriors in Chico striving to keep this ancient form...

Chico State student Peter Bagaoisan leads a conga line with Esmeralda Aguilar, Ryan Reyes and Laavni Castro trailing behind.

Chico State students wrap up Welcome Week with WREC n’ Roll

Kathryn Sykes // September 1, 2018

Hundreds of students danced and roller skated across Chico State's gym Friday night at the first annual WREC n' Roll. WREC organizers rented the roller skates and musical equipment from All Sports Galaxy,...

Chico State student Sydney Nguyen shows WREC staff member Mara Johnson her creation. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

WREC promotes body awareness

Mathew Miranda // February 28, 2018

The WREC is hosting Love Every Body week to help promote self-care, body diversity and acceptance. Every day this week there will be activities in the WREC Lobby from 2 to 4 p.m. The WREC has celebrated...

Third-year student Malin Eiremo falls into Wildcat Recreation Center's pool as she attempts to walk across the slackline. Photo credit: Alex Grant

WREC’s new slacklining event tests balance over water

Alex Grant // February 28, 2018

A new weekly slacklining program kicked off at the Wildcat Recreation Center last Friday.Slack or Swim combines the skills of balancing on a slackline, a tightrope-like line, with swimming. Participants...

There are 40 emergency blue light phones throughout the Chico State campus to provide security to those who are not feeling safe. Photo credit: Suzy Leamon

Chico State maintains sense of security

Suzy Leamon // August 30, 2015

A numb feeling crept throughout Mckenna Mays' body as she looked behind her and saw the man walking at a faster pace. She was near the Wildcat Recreation Center when she noticed the blue light, so she...

Chico State is making an effort to conserve water by not watering lawns and embracing the dead look. Photo credit: Alicia Brogden

Chico State reduces water usage by 43 percent

Austin Herbaugh // August 30, 2015

It's hard not to notice the dead lawns when walking around campus. Signs that read things such as "brown is the new green" are hard to miss. Cutting off water to some lawns is just one of Chico State's...

Diana Hass (left) and Athena Oreck, both senior recreation, hospitality and parks management majors, man the prize wheel on the last day of De-Stress Fest. Photo credit: Amanda Rhine

De-Stress Fest was a success for students

Amanda Rhine // December 8, 2014

As the semester nears its end, the stress is just beginning. That is exactly the reason why at the end of every semester there is the De-Stress Fest. From Dec. 2–5, the Wildcat Recreation Center...

Brianna Mulvey, senior ecological, evolutionary and organismal biology major and Associated Students compost education coordinator brought the idea of tower gardens to the Wildcat Recreation Center. Photo credit: Lana Goddu

Students grow plants at gym for cafeteria

Lana Goddu // October 30, 2014

The Wildcat Recreation Center is growing its own vegetables using new technology that grows plants at double the rate and uses 90 percent less water. The new grow beds, called tower gardens, are...

Illustration by Zach Phillips

In defense of WREC ‘man cave’

Matt Murphy // October 7, 2014

There's a lot of great things about being a dude. I spend little to no time getting ready to go anywhere, and the only shoes I own with a heel are for power lifting. I never have to physically experience...

Diana Hass, left, and Athena Oreck, right, stand outside the WREC on Thursday for the first Lawnapalooza event. Photo credit: Brandon Foster

Lawnapalooza debuts at the WREC

Michaela Sundholm // September 15, 2014

Otter Pops and Rockstars. Beanbag toss and giant Jenga. All of these can be found at Lawnapalooza, a new event held by the Wildcat Recreation Center and Recreational Sports. The event features music, lawn...

Kendall Ross, the program coordinator of Recreational Sports. Photo courtesy Chico State

WREC continues Walktober program

Samuel Wolfson // September 14, 2014

Cat Tracks, a free walking program funded by Chico State’s Recreational Sports, is getting ready for another Walktober starting Oct. 1. Cat Tracks started in 2007 with an event called “Ski...

Illustration by Rachel Dugo

The WREC: wonderful yet woeful

Alyssa Dunning // September 13, 2014

The Wildcat Recreation Center is like an annoying boyfriend – sometimes I love it, other times I hate it. It's definitely the nicest gym that I have ever been to. It is always clean, there are...

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