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Barony of Rivenoak looks to recover members after Camp Fire

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

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 of combat alive. The Society for Creative Anachronism is a worldwide organization that aims to...

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

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

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, an ice rink and roller blading rental company. Students had a choice between inline or classic roller...

WREC promotes body awareness

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

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 the week-long event for seven years and generally chooses the last week of February as it aligns wi...

WREC’s new slacklining event tests balance over water

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

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 walk across a flat two-inch wide cable, that’s placed four feet above the WREC's pool. The line is 25...

Chico State maintains sense of security

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

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 ran to the emergency phone."I'll press it," she screamed at the man, "I'll press it if you don't leave me alone!"The sophomore c...

Chico State reduces water usage by 43 percent

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

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 multiple efforts to cut back on water use, and they are now paying off.Since the beginning of summer, Chico Stat...

De-Stress Fest was a success for students

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

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 hosted the recurring event with themed days centered around the purpose of relieving students' stress, if only for a little while."De-stress Week is to get students to de-stre...

Students grow plants at gym for cafeteria

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

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 placed on the pool deck of the gym facility. Brianna Mulvey, senior ecological, evolutionary and organ...

In defense of WREC ‘man cave’

Illustration by Zach Phillips

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 the horror that is childbirth, and I've been bestowed an amount of testosterone that once helped ...

Lawnapalooza debuts at the WREC

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

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 games, prizes and free, cold snacks, adding something to the 97 degree school day. Lawnapalooza is held on the...

WREC continues Walktober program

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

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 to Sea.” Faculty and students tracked their steps for a year to see if they could reach the same ...

The WREC: wonderful yet woeful

Illustration by Rachel Dugo

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 so many activities to choose from and the staff is always helpful when I have a question. While it may se...

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