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  • The Chico Seed Orchard nature trail is about one mile long, paved and surrounded by a variety of trees with an interesting historical background. Photo by Heather Taylor on Feb. 3, 2024.


    New trail of thought: Chico Seed Orchard

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    Revamped Chico State baseball squad off to undefeated start

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    Chico State men’s basketball weekend recap: A triumph and setback on the road

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    15% of Sales: Associated Students Dining Services agreement

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    Students organize pro-Palestine walkout protest on Feb. 8

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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 arent 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 Centers 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 mens water polo attempts to score. Orion Stock Photo

Water polo team splashes into late night practice

Kenta Mcafee // August 27, 2016
While students prepare to go home for the day, the men's water polo team prepares for practice.
Photo credit: Helen Suh

Dead week not so dead

Jeff Guzman // May 13, 2016
Dead week on college campuses is meant to be a time of relaxation and decompression in honor of the end of the semester. However in recent years, the term has not lived up to its name.
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
At the end of every semester, the Wildcat Recreation Center staff takes a week to try and get the students to relax.
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
A new event that consists of free food and games for student enjoyment.
Kendall Ross, the program coordinator of Recreational Sports. Photo courtesy Chico State

WREC continues Walktober program

Samuel Wolfson // September 14, 2014
The WREC's free walking program is back for another addition of Walktober, and last year's winners have plans to take another crown.
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
Taylor Mercurio shows what her trendy gym styles are for the student on the go.
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