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De-stress at Ross Dog Park

Hey again Penguin Nation!

Let’s face it, college can be difficult at times. I’m so happy to be able to share the way that I de-stress during the school year. aluna-and-solarFor me, going to a place where dogs are having nothing but fun is the definition of unwinding. Ross Dog Park in Hazel Dell is 8 acres of an enclosed open field, which includes a hiking trail around the outskirts of the park. On sunny days, dozens of dog owners bring their dogs to let them get out and enjoy the sunshine. This is the place that I take my two Basenjis to roam. Now many don’t know how fast a Basenji can run, so let me tell you. puppiesBasenjis are among the top 15 fastest dog breeds and can run up to 35mph for a sustainable amount of time.  There are very few dogs at the park that can outrun my Congo dogs! Last week there was a pot-belly pig named Bubbles that likes to play with the dogs. You never know what you are going to find! It’s especially wonderful during finals week when my brain is just needing a break. When you are cooped up studying inside, sometimes a break is needed where you can get up and stretch your legs. If you love dogs, hiking, and ever need a way to relax, the Ross Dog Park is the place to go!aluna

Cheers and have a happy holiday!




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Meet Ambassador Ciara!

Hey everyone!

My name is Ciara, and I am one of your Student Ambassadors this year! I am ecstatic about the new school year, because I get to work at an amazing campus and with some amazing people.

This is my second year attending Clark, and I hope that I will have as much fun this year as I did last year.  My goal is to get my Associates Transfer Degree here at Clark and move on to getting my Degree as a Veterinary Technician at Penn Foster. My dream is to have a job where I can work with animals every day. Studies have shown that people with jobs involving animals are around seventy percent happier in their career choice and have an overall decrease in stress levels.

My hobbies include, hiking, working out with friends, and cuddling with my dogs at night while watching TV with my family. One fun fact about me is that I own two African Congo Dogs, also known as a Basenji or “The Barkless dog.” One of my favorite things to do is to take my dogs to the Ross Dog Park and trek around the trails. Not only is it a great workout, but it’s always refreshing to be surrounded by a bunch of happy pups that don’t have a single care in the world. Another hobby that I enjoy is cooking and baking; I love trying new recipes and finding new ways to eat healthy. I also absolutely adore music; the genres I listen to can range from 40’s Doo-Wop to today’s Pop music. My absolute favorite artists of all time would be Jimmy Buffet, Ella Fitzgerald and Billy Joel.

I hope to see all of you during the year; you can find me at the Information Desk by the front door of Gaiser Hall.

Don’t be shy, so stop by and say hi!

Posted by Student Ambassador Ciara

Posted by Student Ambassador Ciara