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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


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

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


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

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


Filed under Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

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


Filed under Opinion

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...

The Ruckus rocks the WREC

The Ruckus rocks the WREC

Nick Martinez-Esquibel, Sports Editor

April 15, 2016


Filed under Sports

The smell of hand chalk and the sight of brightly colored tape filled the WREC on Sunday, April 10 for the fifth annual climbing competition, The Ruckus. The competition solely focused on bouldering, a specific type of climbing that doesn't require ropes or harnesses. Although it can be done with...

WREC hosts annual climbing competition

WREC hosts annual climbing competition

Amelia Storm

April 7, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The WREC will host the fifth annual Ruckus Climbing Competition this Sunday, April 10. The all-day event is a bouldering competition sponsored by local companies such as The Bear and Klean Kanteen. The competition, which is limited to 35 competitors, has already filled up. The competition opens at 12 p.m....

Associated Students hopes for larger voter turnout this year

Associated Students hopes for larger voter turnout this year

Jeremy Steele

March 28, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

The Associated Students elections are happening April 12. Students will receive an email to their campus account with a link prompting them to the simple online poll. For students with a smartphone hooked up with the Chico State email, they can vote in the A.S. elections instead of checking Instagram aga...

Chico State student dies over winter break

Chico State student dies over winter break

January 22, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Michael Dean, a Chico State student, died of natural causes on Jan. 14.Dean had recently transferred to Chico State in the spring of 2015 from Yuba College, and was taking classes in sociology and political science. As a high school student at River Valley High School, in Yuba City, CA, Michael was ...

A.S. hosts service day dedicated to Cesar Chavez

A.S. hosts service day dedicated to Cesar Chavez

Hannah Suzuki

March 27, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico State's Associated Students is hosting a day of service during which hundreds of students can give back to the community in honor of Cesar Chavez Day, according to a press release. Cats in the Community will take place 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wildcat Recreation Center and other locati...

A.S., state workers partner toward thriving campus life

A.S., state workers partner toward thriving campus life

Kristina Martinez

March 11, 2015


Filed under Administration, News

Many students may not realize that A.S. it not an island unto itself and in fact partners closely with state-funded workers to produce the programs available on campus. The Wildcat Recreation Center has four state workers and Student Life and Leadership has eight, not including student staff. The ...

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