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Wildcats attempt mini-triathlon

Wildcats attempt mini-triathlon

Justin Jackson

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

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, so there’s not necessarily a winner. Students are just encouraged to come and try the event t...

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...

WREC wrecks student schedules

WREC wrecks student schedules

Cydney Nance

September 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

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 high tuition, the WREC fails to make access available for everyone, with low parking accessibility and limit...

Water polo team splashes into late night practice

Water polo team splashes into late night practice

Kenta Mcafee

August 27, 2016


Filed under Sports

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 go home for the day at 8 p.m. head coach Clifford Kunkel is preparing his swimmers with a pep talk ...

Dead week not so dead

Dead week not so dead

Jeff Guzman

May 13, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 new material, and less work is given out to students all in an attempt to lighten the load right be...

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...

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 ...

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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