By Aaron Wolf |Staff Writer| Walking down a narrow path you feel calm and relaxed. The birds are chirping and bees are buzzing. You are one with nature. This relaxing and fulfilling experience could be yours. CSUSB Recreation and Wellness Center (Rec Center) offers camping trips throughout the quarter. The trips are scheduled between May and September and a variety of locations are explored. The next destination is Yosemite National Park. This trip is scheduled for April 29 through May 1. Sign-ups conclude on April 27. According to the Adventure Guide, Yosemite is one of the first and most popular parks in the United States. Yosemite is known for its beautiful views and … [Read more...] about Hiking and backpacking with the Rec Center
By Taniya Harwell |Staff Writer| The seventh annual Snow Day brought snowboarding, sledding, and campus-wide philanthropy to CSUSB. Snow Day was held by Recreational (Rec) Sports and ASI from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Commons lawn on Feb. 19. Students had the option of snowboarding down a long slope, ice skating, and building snowmen on the play field. Some special features of this year’s event included well-known campus DJ Infinity and a photo booth that gave away tickets for free t-shirts. This year Rec Sports and ASI partnered with the DEN Food Pantry, which donates food to CSUSB students in need, to increase attendance to the event and help generate canned goods for the … [Read more...] about Snow day brings fun to CSUSB
By Inno Sita |Staff Writer| Strength, relaxation, and balance are taught by yoga instructor, Nandini Nagaraju at the rec center for all CSUSB students. The CSUSB entrepreneurship graduate student has been teaching yoga on campus for over a year, specializing in slow, endurance-building movements. “I do the same poses over and over, holding for a long period of time. I tend to create a 10 to 15 minutes of relaxation for the students,” said Nagaraju. Yoga is a great form of exercise that does not require any special equipment. Most students and staff feel the need to work out by overwhelming themselves with extreme weights too much for their ability, and end up bruising … [Read more...] about Relax with Nandini’s yoga classes at Rec Center
By Devan Lee |Staff Writer| Towering five stories high, the CSUSB Leadership Challenge Center is undergoing its final touch-ups preparing for its grand opening Wednesday, May 22nd. Mark Oswood, the university Recreational Sports Outdoor Coordinator, claims that this leadership challenge center is unlike any other challenge course in the area. “The center will be the first in the Inland Empire to encompass the needs of groups by allowing multiple participants to experience the high elements together,” said Oswood. Located north of the Coussoulis Arena, the Leadership Challenge Center has over thirty different team building and leadership challenges for students, departments, … [Read more...] about Grand opening of Leadership Challenge Center
By Kevin Schaefer |Staff Writer| Valentine’s Day may have brought you warm, fuzzy feelings this year, but the commons were filled with nothing but ice and snow. “Snow Day 2013” was presented by Recreational Sports and ASI from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. in the lower commons. There was 20 tons of snow, ice skating, snowboarding, tandem sled rides, food, music, giveaways and games. Active Ride Shop, Auto Club Speedway and Sizzler were also present. Snow Day is a way for ASI and Rec Sports to bring a day of recreation and add an extra level of excitement to the campus. “Our main objective is to lighten the load of everyday school life,” said ASI representative Vanessa Mejia. “A lot of … [Read more...] about CSUSB’s Recreational Sports and ASI thrill students with 40,000 pounds of snow
By Jazmin Jett |Staff Writer| It’s the CSUSB Student Recreation & Fitness Center’s birthday! In April, our school’s Rec Center will be celebrating its 5th birthday; students should be especially proud being that it was our decision to contribute our tuition towards its production. Over 30 years ago, students’ recreational needs mostly depended on intramural sports and were confined to a tent which can now be found located behind our state-of-the-art gym. It wasn’t until 2006 that students were presented with a fee referendum to vote on. Such proposal suggested an increase of students’ tuition in order to fund the assembly of the Rec Center; 73 percent of students voted … [Read more...] about Happy 5th Birthday CSUSB Rec Center!
By Marina Rangel |Staff Writer| The Student Recreation and Fitness Center celebrated its millionth visit Feb. 2, by giving away a prize package worth over $10,000 to one lucky member who was showered with beach balls after checking in as “One in a Million.” It came as a huge surprise to the lucky millionth visitor student David Vogel, who was met with beach balls, cake and a giant check after entering Rec Sports. Vogel received a lifetime membership to the Rec Sports, free parking for a quarter, 12 personal training sessions, one free outdoor’s trip, one year locker rental, Mad Rock climbing shoes, $100 rental credit and 10 guest passes along with some promotional items. Vogel … [Read more...] about Vogel named millionth user at Rec Sports
By Jacqueline Scholten |Staff Writer| Yote Gras is set to kick off Feb. 6 and headed for a week-long of festivities for CSUSB students. This activity packed week, that takes place all over campus, precludes the annual Homecoming Dance Feb. 10, at 10 p.m. and ending with a tailgate party. “Yote Gras Homecoming Celebration will feature events where students can show Coyote pride while promoting their organizations,” said homecoming planner Sharaya Tran. This week of fun and games will begin with a pep rally Feb. 6 from 1-4 p.m. in the Student Union lobby. All CSUSB athletic teams will be introduced during the pep rally. “This will give students a chance to cheer on their favorite … [Read more...] about ‘Yote Gras begins