The Orion

The Opening Of The WREC Is A Great Sign

The home gym my roomates and I were able to create.
October 21, 2020

For the past nine weeks students that still lived around the Chico area have had to get creative when it came to working out. Gyms have either been shut down or open for limited capacity in Butte County...

WREC to reopen under limited county guidelines

The WREC will reopen for limited indoor activity on Oct. 19
October 10, 2020

Chico State’s Wildcat Recreation Center will begin its reopening process on Oct. 19 after Butte County was moved to a lower-risk tier in California’s COVID-19 reopening guidelines. The fitness center,...

Chico State update: Rest of semester online, dorms closing

Chico State update: Rest of semester online, dorms closing
March 18, 2020

Due to the growing concern of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Chico State announced in an email that no in-person classes will be held for the rest of the semester, including labs, studio or field-based classes,...

Police Blotter: Arrow shot into the backside of a house

Police Blotter: Arrow shot into the backside of a house
February 25, 2020

Chico PD Call Type: Suspicious Circumstances Wednesday, Feb.12th, 2:01 a.m., 500 Flying V St.  Caller heard footsteps on the roof. Neighbors said that they saw someone trying to break in...

Barony of Rivenoak looks to recover members after Camp Fire

Sir Bjorn (left) and squire Alvic (right) are instructing how to swing a sword and always aim for the head if it's open. Photo credit: Jacob Collier
November 12, 2019

Medieval combat is something that many consider a relic of the past. The days of knights and chivalry are long gone. However, there are some medieval warriors in Chico striving to keep this ancient form...

10 years of playing hard at the WREC

Curtis Sicheneder addresses the crowd at the 10 year anniversary of the WREC. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph
October 14, 2019

Students, athletes and alumni gathered to celebrate the hard work it took to successfully upkeep the Wildcat Recreation Center (WREC) over the past decade. The iconic Chico State gym officially turned...

WREC holds third annual bench press competition

A contestant attempts a lift in the second round. Photo credit: Matthew Ferreira
September 28, 2019

Chico State’s WREC ( Wildcat Recreation Center) held their Bench Press competition Friday.It is the third annual competition and the event is put on in collaboration with the on-campus organization,...

Rolling with Wildcats

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...

Scuba diving preview at the WREC

Rich Astley was monitoring the diving, wanting to give students a glimpse at scuba diving Friday afternoon at the Wildcat Recreation Center. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza
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...

Chico State club basketball enjoys inaugural season

Andy Beronilla jumps up to block John Vega’s shot on the basket at Monday night’s practice on March 4, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson
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...

Wildcats get shredded at the WREC

Students get prepared with their harnesses and look at the different rock climbing courses to choose from the one they want to attempt to climb to reach the top. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson
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...

Photo of the Day

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 credit: 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.

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