Jason Kazin has long known music to be his passion. But the senior at Stagg High School in Palos Hills realized this past summer it could also be therapeutic. Kazin, 18, was in the midst of already doing the unimaginable — composing a complete musical piece for his school's elite concert band — when the unexpected happened: His grandmother, Rita Kaczynski, died.
They cheered, they cried, they applauded and when two of the characters kissed for the first time, they booed emphatically. On Friday, nearly 300 students from Christ the King School in Beverly traveled to AMC Theatre at Chicago Ridge Mall to see the movie, "Wonder." The Lionsgate film is based on the best-selling book by R.J. Palacio about Auggie Putnam (played by Jacob Tremblay), a boy with cranial facial deformities, who struggles to make friends and make his way through middle school.
When Mark Walker came to The Center 10 years ago seeking help with his addiction, the Rev. Frank Sanders said to him, "You're an alcoholic. So what. We love you. Let's get to work." That nonjudgmental encouragement still resonates with Walker, who today is director of development at the Palos Park complex. "I'd never heard anything like that before and I'd been in other treatment places," he said. Just as he did for countless others, Walker said, "Frank Sanders helped me save my life."
The definition of kindness? Taking an entire elementary school to see a movie that demystifies the condition of one student. It's happy, sad, moving, upsetting and poignant, but the kids just call it "Wonder"ful. https://t.co/vA2R0OnY3M
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".