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

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

Kathryn Sykes

September 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, News, Photo Galleries, Showcase

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 classi...

WREC promotes body awareness

WREC promotes body awareness

Mathew Miranda

February 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

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

WREC’s new slacklining event tests balance over water

Alex Grant

February 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, Mobile Headlines, News

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

Chico State maintains sense of security

Suzy Leamon

August 30, 2015


Filed under Crime, News

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 reduces water usage by 43 percent

Austin Herbaugh

August 30, 2015


Filed under News

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

De-Stress Fest was a success for students

Amanda Rhine

December 8, 2014


Filed under Features

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

Students grow plants at gym for cafeteria

Lana Goddu

October 30, 2014


Filed under News

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’

In defense of WREC ‘man cave’

Matt Murphy

October 7, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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

Lawnapalooza debuts at the WREC

Michaela Sundholm

September 15, 2014


Filed under Features

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

WREC continues Walktober program

Samuel Wolfson

September 14, 2014


Filed under Sports

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

The WREC: wonderful yet woeful

Alyssa Dunning

September 13, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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...

Transitional fashion from the gym to campus

Transitional fashion from the gym to campus

Lauren Steele

September 10, 2014


Filed under Features

Workout clothing can be expensive. Going to stores that sell items specifically for the gym are way out of most students' price range. It is challenging to find an outfit that is casual for the gym, but also fashionable for an on campus look, all while trying not to break the bank. Taylor Mercurio, a th...

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