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Karlie Heynneman led students into multiple poses throughout the event. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Featured Artist: Karlie Heynneman enlightens Chico’s yoga scene

Emily Neria // September 23, 2019

A Wildcat Recreational Center instructor led Chico State students through yoga exercises at a glowing yoga (Gloga) event in the BMU Auditorium on Tuesday night. Gloga took place in a dark room with blacklights...

President’s Fall Reception Kicks off Academic Year

Carolyn Allen and Melissa Herrera // September 14, 2019

Kendall Lawn pulsed with music on Friday for the Fall Reception, an event where President Gayle Hutchinson discussed her new strategic plan for the university. The plan centers around three main priorities:...

These Wildcats aren't afraid of a little water. Participants in the Tough Cat event dive into the water to start the event by swimming laps. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Wildcats attempt mini-triathlon

Justin Jackson // October 8, 2018

Wildcats at Chico State, on Friday, attempted a mini-triathlon at the Wildcat Recreation Center.At ToughCat participants swim, bike and run the track, for 45 minutes each. It’s not a competition,...

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...

Students relax with their yoga classes at the WREC during the day. Photo credit: Royal T Lee-Castine

WREC wrecks student schedules

Cydney Nance // September 29, 2016

Since the WREC opened its doors in 2009, students have had a facility to practice a healthy lifestyle, that's included in their tuition. Although students are paying for their own gym in their already...

Chico State men's water polo attempts to score. Orion Stock Photo

Water polo team splashes into late night practice

Kenta Mcafee // August 27, 2016

The sound of a whistle pierces the night air and reverberates through the streets as the men's water polo team trains at the Wildcat Recreation Center late at night. While most people are packing up to...

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Dead week not so dead

Jeff Guzman // May 13, 2016

The week before finals is informally known as “dead week.” During dead week professors are expected to spend most of lecture time reviewing old material rather than introducing...

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...

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...

Taylor Mercurio goes to the Wildcat Recreation Center in style. Photo credit: Lauren Steele

Transitional fashion from the gym to campus

Lauren Steele // September 10, 2014

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...

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