WENDELL, N.C. (WNCN) — Schools around the country are cancelling classes or scheduling viewing parties ahead of the solar eclipse, but we’ve found our local districts are divided in their approach. Some have had to change them altogether because of faulty glasses. Students at Lake Myra Elementary in Wendell will no longer get to watch the eclipse through glasses because the school ordered from Amazon, and can’t guarantee the glasses are safe.
DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A Duke University student is on track to save the school millions of dollars just by changing light bulbs. To say 19-year-old Anuj Thakker is bright might be an understatement. As a senior at Raleigh Charter High School he was already thinking about the big picture. “We wanted to find cost-effective ways to reduce our school’s energy bill,” said Thakker. He and some classmates did just that.
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — It was an extra meaningful July 4th for a group of people celebrating their first day as U.S. citizens. A naturalization ceremony was held Tuesday afternoon at the state capitol. The Star Spangled Banner sounded a little sweeter to 30 people who have worked for years to call the U.S. their home. “I came to the United States to better my family and better myself,” said Leon Edwards, one of the new citizens at the ceremony. Edwards and his family are from Jamaica.
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".