The Orion

Rolling with Wildcats

Carolyn Allen

September 2, 2019

Friday night, students flocked to the second annual WREC ‘n’ Roll at the Wildcat Recreation Center. Lines were down the hall and music echoed throughout the building as students anxiously waited for their turn to skate."We brought in a new DJ and some lights to make it a little bigger, more exciting,&...

Scuba diving preview at the WREC

Scuba diving preview at the WREC

Julian Mendoza and Kendall George

April 4, 2019

Chico State students had a glimpse of the world of scuba diving at The Wildcat Recreation Center with the scuba workshop. The class was taught by Rich Astley, a scuba instructor at Chico State."We want to introduce as many people to the underwater world as we possibly can," Astley said.Once students entered...

Chico State club basketball enjoys inaugural season

Chico State club basketball enjoys inaugural season

Noah Andrews

March 6, 2019

Chico State's Collegiate Sports Club Program was created to provide students an opportunity to participate in competitive sports against other intercollegiate teams while enhancing the students' university experience by aiding in their physical, social and academic development.It is with these values in...

Wildcats get shredded at the WREC

Wildcats get shredded at the WREC

Justin Jackson

November 5, 2018

To test wits, endurance and intensity, the Wildcat Recreation Center, on Sunday, held a climbing competition.The Shredding, as it's called, is a top-rope climbing competition. It’s based on the five toughest climbs you are able to complete throughout the event, according to Sam Steadman, an em...

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Olyvia Simpson

November 5, 2018

Eli Urlie puts his rock climbing skills to the test at The Shredding event on Sunday at the Wrec Climbing Gym. The climbing wall had new top rope courses for students to master.

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Olyvia Simpson

October 8, 2018

Ashley Brown adjusts her headphones during the biking portion of the Wrec's Tough Cat event on Saturday. The event was a triathlon with swimming, biking and running.

Wildcat Recreation Center pool will close most of the summer

Wildcat Recreation Center pool will close most of the summer

Mathew Miranda

May 11, 2018

The WREC swimming pool will be closed 90 days this summer, from May 21 to July 20, for repairs. WREC's Aquatics Coordinator Dustin Stene said the main reason for renovation is due to settling, which typically occurs with newly built pools. The settling has caused the back edge of the pool's gutter to start ...

Waste Audit examines Chico State’s sustainable practices

Waste Audit examines Chico State’s sustainable practices

Kelsi Sibert

April 18, 2018

A.S. Sustainability, in collaboration with A.S. Recycling, will be hosting a waste audit outside of Chico State's Student Service Center on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A.S. Sustainability Assistant Coordinator Amanda Reinhart said the aim of this event is to call attention to people's waste habits. “We...

Bacteria prevention is in, crop tops are out at the WREC

Bacteria prevention is in, crop tops are out at the WREC

Karen Limones

March 6, 2018

Crop tops now are banned at the Wildcat Recreation Center and for a good reason. Even though members of the WREC are frequently cleaning the equipment, they also expect students to clean it after they’re done using it. However, this isn’t always the case and because of that, the WREC is introducing...

WREC promotes body awareness

WREC promotes body awareness

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...

Students protest to make the WREC inclusive for students with disabilities

Students protest to make the WREC inclusive for students with disabilities

Jacqueline Morales

April 27, 2017

Chico State students petitioned Thursday for the WREC to be inclusive.With a goal to start a program that supports recreational activities for students with disabilities, a group of 10 REACH students have set out to start a petition. It started after an in-class project and the students decided to tak...

The WREC needs to work out the dress code

The WREC needs to work out the dress code

Lorinda Sasan and Dongyoung Won

September 19, 2016

The Wildcat Recreation Center is a place where students are supposed to feel comfortable with their bodies, as they rock their workout, but seems that more students are left feeling embarrassed.Multiple people have been asked to leave the WREC because of their clothing choices, the majority of which are women.The Associated...

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