During my senior year, when I was deciding on colleges to go to, I remember being a bit disappointed at my options— they were all California State schools. My dream school was Penn State. I had attended a summer program there the summer before my senior year, which made me realize that it was the perfect school to study journalism at. So when I didn't get in, I was heartbroken. Later, when I realized that I was going to go to San Francisco State, I wasn’t sure how to feel.
Freshman year is probably one of the most exciting years of college for a number of reasons. It's your first time for everything. While freshman year was filled with a lot of excitement and many firsts, there are certain things that I am excited about as a sophomore, specifically; being a big. I remember that last year my big was my support system when things went wrong. She was always a great resource when I needed help with school or just wanted someone to hang out with.
Have you ever felt like nothings going right? Like everything is all jumbled in your head and you’re not in the mood to talk to anyone or do anything? I’ve definitely had many days like these in the past, and even had one recently. Luckily, now that I’ve had a few of these days, I know how to handle them. These are a few ways that I like handle my bad days. This can sometimes seem like a daunting dask when they day is already off to a bad start.
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".