On Friday, Oct. 27, the Cross Cultural Centers (CCC) hosted a Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) event in the University Student Union (U-SU) Plaza. The event featured altars created by different student organizations, sugar skull decorating and face painting. The event opened with a group of dancers, known as the Danza Temachtia Quetzalcoatl. They dressed in traditional garments that blessed the space of the event, asking the ancestors to come forth and join the living.
On Friday, Sept. 29, the Pan African Studies Department held its fourth annual Black Community Honors. This years honorees included individuals who have worked hard to create a better world for black people to live in. Department Chair, Dr. Melina Abdullah, was the Master of Ceremony. The evening began with the singing of the Black National Anthem, originally a poem written in 1899 by James Weldon Johnson.
The winners of the 2017 Student Academy Awards, hosted by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, were announced. Among the winners was a documentary entitled “Hale”, directed by Brad Bailey from the University of California, Berkeley. Among the film’s crew was Pablo De La Hoya, a Cal State LA alumnus. De La Hoya graduated from Cal State LA in 2015 with a B.A. in Television and Film at the University, and served as a member of the University Times staff during his attendance.
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".