No, nobody got his or her eye shot out. Though I once did shoot my best friend in the eyebrow. With a BB gun. Why’d I shoot at Mike? Because he asked me to. To see if he could dodge it. And I swear I’m not making that up. (Best friends since then be warned.) But once again our quest for an Xmas – take that Robert Pittenger – tree took us down an unusual road.
Before applying, make sure the business sponsoring the scholarship exists and has made recent updates to its website. (Sebastian Pfuetze/ Getty Images)Digital privacy concerns are growing. According to a 2016 Pew study, Americans consistently stated they lack confidence in everyday communication channels and the companies in charge of those channels. Searching and applying for college scholarships online requires applicants to surrender some of their digital privacy.
The National Speech and Debate Association provides a list of colleges that offer scholarships for student debaters. (Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images)Ever had your parents tell you that you could talk you way into – and out of – anything? They might not have appreciated that skill at the time. But you might be able to turn your way with words into winning college scholarships. Of course, there’s more to it than just talking.
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".