The University of Alberta Chess Club is for players both new and experienced at chess, or just anyone who’s up for some laughs and a good time. Club executive Jordan Rohatynski runs the meetings on Mondays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the SUB food court. The club has a variety of players of all backgrounds, including a nine-year-old player named Ron who “routinely crushes everyone,” Rohatynski said. “We get people from all walks of life here,” he said.
A new Students’ Union website called UASU Cares will serve as an online database of mental and physical health resources for students. UASU Cares launched on November 20, and is online at uasucares.su.ualberta.ca. The website will coordinates services from the campus and community to connect students with resources. The website was an initiative started by previous Students’ Union vice-president (student life) Francesca El Ghossein, and continued by her successor Ilya Ushakov.
Socialist Fightback Edmonton seeks to grow itself and educate its members on Marxist ideals, but their ultimate goal is to overthrow capitalism. “Fightback” is the name of the International Marxist Tendency Movement in Canada (known as La Riposte in Québec). The Edmonton branch of Fightback was started last year by Ted Sprague, who has previously organized branches in Toronto and Montreal. The club has already grown to 13 members, and they hope to grow to 20 by next year.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".