Beth* wakes up at 6:30 a.m. every weekday morning. She showers, dresses, then shimmies open her wooden nightstand. It’s her “drug drawer,” she laughs, where she stashes her supply. She shakes a gram of chalky powder onto the scale, then pours it into a plastic earring bag. The drug—coke, ketamine, anything besides weed (it smells too strong) — stays tucked in the pouch of her backpack, while Beth heads to Saxbys and lecture halls and crunches Locust beneath her boots.
The South African comedian and celebrated host of “The Daily Show,” Trevor Noah, is coming to campus. Two branches of the Social Planning and Events Committee — SPEC Connaissance, which is in charge of bringing influential speakers to Penn, and SPEC-TRUM, which represents undergraduate minorities — are collaborating to present a moderated discussion between Noah and Political Science professor Mark Pollack on Nov. 5 at 5 p.m.
Penn promises to keep us safe. Penn is failing: over one in four undergraduate women have experienced some form of sexual assault, and even more can speak to the tangible, pervasive elements of rape culture embedded in this campus. And yes, it exists in off–campus Greek life. But the campus rape epidemic extends to so much more than that tiny portion of our student body. To exist as an assault survivor on this campus is to constantly find your experiences devalued, your trauma swept aside.
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".