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Entrance to the Wildcat Recreation Center and patio. Taken by Lukas Mann on Feb. 23.

Connect your mind and body at the WREC

Lukas Mann, Reporter // February 26, 2024

The Wildcat Recreation Center is a beautiful facility that offers a variety of activities, workout equipment and endless fun. Since its construction was completed in 2009 It has won three awards, these...

Disagreement unfolds among Chico State campus following $2 million patio

Disagreement unfolds among Chico State campus following $2 million patio

Milca Elvira Chacon, Reporter // October 4, 2023

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund allocated $1.6 million to Chico State’s newest project, The Patio.  Located outside the Wildcat Recreation Center, The Patio was approved by the Associated...

The front of the Wildcat Recreation Center at Chico State.

Kicking Off the Semester with Fall Intramural Sports

Kya Williams, Reporter // September 7, 2023

As the 2023 fall semester kicks into high gear, the Wildcat Recreation Center is buzzing with students eager to participate in the university's intramural sports scene. With the first season of intramurals...

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Breaking down Wildcat intramural sports

Jackson Elrod, Reporter // September 7, 2022

With the 2022 fall semester in full swing, the Wildcat Recreation Center has seen an increase in students looking to get active and involved in intramural sports. With the first season of intramurals...

Despite converting the basketball courts to a place where students can play cornhole, they still remain largely vacant. Photo by Noah Herbst, taken Oct. 13th

Future of pick-up basketball at Chico State uncertain following closure

Noah Herbst, Reporter // October 24, 2021

The Wildcat Recreation Center has undergone many changes since the pandemic began. However, the recent closure of the basketball courts may have caused the biggest reaction from students thus far. The...

A view of the Wildcat Recreation Center from the new outdoor gym

Exercise smarter, not harder, during the pandemic

Shae Pastrana, Reporter // February 3, 2021

We’ve all heard rumors about it, and many of us probably have it: “COVID weight.” The Boston Herald reported in December 2020 that 71 million Americans gained weight during the pandemic.  The...

The home gym my roomates and I were able to create.

The Opening Of The WREC Is A Great Sign

Matthew Wreden, Sports Editor // 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...

The WREC will reopen for limited indoor activity on Oct. 19

WREC to reopen under limited county guidelines

Kimberly Morales, News Editor // 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

Grayson Edgemon, Staff Writer // 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

Emily Neria // 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...

Sir Bjorn (left) and squire Alvic (right) are instructing how to swing a sword and always aim for the head if its open. Photo credit: Jacob Collier

Barony of Rivenoak looks to recover members after Camp Fire

Ricardo Tovar // 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...

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

10 years of playing hard at the WREC

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...

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