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Member Profile: Ellen and Ann Coughlin

Member Profile: Ellen and Ann Coughlin

By Ashley Campbell   We recently had the chance to interview Ellen and Ann Coughlin, twin sisters that grew up in Portland, Oregon and are seniors at PSU. You’ve probably seen one or both of them around campus (now realizing they are twins); either in…

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Kate’s Recreation: Curing Sore Muscles With Sore muscles

Kate’s Recreation: Curing Sore Muscles With Sore muscles

By Kate Carney I found my self up until after 6 am the night before my first class, which luckily didn’t start until 4pm, totally unable to sleep and very, very anxious. I’d gotten my nails done and my eyebrows waxed, to essentially, go work…

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Kate’s Recreation: Pro Wrestling? You mean like with steroids and sweat?

Kate’s Recreation: Pro Wrestling? You mean like with steroids and sweat?

By Kate Carney   Campus Rec is all about encouraging people to be healthy and practice fitness in the ways that work for them, and I have found a pretty unusual one. I’m training to be a Professional Wrestler. In my experience the hardest and…

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Rec Goal: Give Customers Your Full Attention

Rec Goal: Give Customers Your Full Attention

By Spencer Sorensen This month in our Campus Rec Rec Goal(s) series we examine the ‘G’, Give Customers Your Full Attention. During this time of Winter term it becomes so easy to just get by doing your job. We tend to focus on other things…

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Campus Rec Student Staff Win National Award

Campus Rec Student Staff Win National Award

Campus Rec is proud to announce that Jake Ostrow, Rec Clubs Graduate Assistant and Emily Skeen, Marketing and Outreach Student Coordinator, have been chosen as winners for the national William N. Wasson Student Leadership and Academic Award through NIRSA (National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association). This will make…

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Muscle Beach; a city promoting healthy habits

Muscle Beach; a city promoting healthy habits

By Kate Carney   Over our winter break I was fortunate to be able to take a trip to California to go sailing with my family, and while I was there I stumbled upon an amazing phenomenon, Venice Beach. Home to Muscle Beach, a beachfront…

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Come Early And Stay Late: Be committed, respectful & engaged

Come Early And Stay Late: Be committed, respectful & engaged

By Craig Gosnell   Over the past couple weeks we have been exploring January’s Rec Goal, Come Early and Stay Late. We first examined the benefits and values associated with Coming Early and challenged you to bring your “A” game to work. Last week we…

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Come Early and Stay Late: Staying Late

Come Early and Stay Late: Staying Late

By Curtis Burge What does it mean to “stay late”? Arriving early definitely has its observable benefits and is a great principle to go by. I believe the early bird gets the worm, but how about the bird that gets there early, sticks around, gets…

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Come Early and Stay Late: Bring your “A” game

Come Early and Stay Late: Bring your “A” game

By Emelia Ficken It’s 5:20 AM and I am patiently waiting for the building to allow me in to open the pool at CREC.  It’s cold. It’s wet. It’s miserable.  Still, here I am, doing a crazy dance to keep warm in my shorts and…

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Spotlight: Ed Klein

Spotlight: Ed Klein

By Ashley Campbell Ed Klein, 72, could not be happier. He lives a fulfilled retired life in Portland enjoying the performing arts around town, volunteering with the SMART reading program at Buckman Elementary, and staying fit with his all-time favorite personal trainer,Brenda, at the Rec…

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