Students may find school more enjoyable and relevant through project-based learning. (Hill Street Studios/Getty Images)Earlier this month, a star-studded telecast asked the public to rethink the American high school education experience. XQ Institute, which created the event with the Entertainment Industry Foundation, is a nonprofit that believes America’s public high school system needs to be improved to ensure all students are prepared for wherever life takes them, from college to career.
Students say community spirit is woven into the fabric of life at Elon. (Brett Ziegler for USN&WR)Every Tuesday morning at 9:40, members of the Elon University community gather on campus for College Coffee, a 40-minute celebration and school tradition dating back to 1984. No classes are scheduled during that time, so students can catch up with professors and peers while they enjoy beverages, food and conversation.
Students work in the broadcast studio at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. (Brett Ziegler for USN&WR)Like many of her peers growing up in the Tar Heel State, Hannah Macie always dreamed of attending the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, about 20 miles from her hometown of Cary. Now a senior studying strategic communication, Macie cherishes the wide variety of options and resources available at the university. "There’s a class for everything here," she says.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".