They may only be in middle school, but a group of 10 students from Avondale Imagine School can program, build and drive robots. The remarkable team of innovators is set to take off to Louisville, Kentucky this Tuesday where they will compete against 200 other teams from around the world.
Long gone are the days of meeting a new friend in person. An increasing number of college students are developing new relationships online. A couple of U of A students are now capitalizing on the trend and hoping to cash in.
Button batteries are a major threat to children, especially those under the age of 6. More than 3,000 ingestions are reported each year in the United States alone. Five and a half years ago, Emmett Rauch was one of those cases. "We were living minute-by-minute and we weren't even sure he would survive," said his mom, Karla Rauch.
In this year already, Gilbert gymnast Mykayla Skinner has finished in first place in two international competitions for vault and received one all-around top gymnast honor. "I recently just went to Scotland and I competed there and took first all-around against seven other girls -- international competition," said Skinner.
GILBERT, Ariz. - Only 125 days until the Olympic Games in Brazil and Gilbert gymnast, Alex Naddour, has a new support team. Fans are used to watching Naddour kill-it on the rings, pommel horse and vault but ahead of the games in Rio, he is working on a new skill: Fatherhood.
MESA, Ariz. - This week all around Mesa, 24 pianos will start popping up on street corners, each painted with a purpose, available for the public to play. The Mesa Arts Center brought the international project, "Play Me, I'm Yours," to Arizona for the first time. This weekend, the MAC hosted the kick-off event.
A family in Mesa is desperate for answers as their youngest brother fights to stay alive. A car accident put him there -- an accident they still don't know much about. On Feb. 1, Spencer Corley was driving southbound on I-17 just a few miles south of Black Canyon City.
This last week in the Valley prove tragedy can strike at any time, leaving loved ones with heartbreak and grief. But this weekend for the first time in Arizona, a tool is there for children affected by tragedy called Camp Kangaroo.
Second time's the charm, at least that's what two local athletes are hoping this time around as they head down their road to Rio. Four years ago, Mykayla Skinner and Alex Naddour, both gymnasts from Gilbert, competed for a chance at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Skinner, barely old enough, didn't make the team.
Athletes training for Rio spend hours in the gym prepping for the Olympic Games. Right alongside them are their coaches, who spend just as much time there. "This is your lifestyle for that four years or eight years or whatever your commitment is to the athlete that you're training," said coach Lisa Spini.
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
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".