The Western Front published an important article today looking at the rarity of expulsions from Western in sexual misconduct cases. However, the article doesn’t completely capture how bad the situation truly is. Specifically, despite at least 14 cases of rape and forcible sexual offenses being reported in the last 3 years alone, Western’s administration has not expelled a single student for sexual violence in the last five years, according to disciplinary records.
Are you done with your old lab coat? Instead of throwing it away in the trash or shoving it in the back of the closet, why not donate that perfectly useable coat? On Thursday June 1, the Out In Science club held a goggle and coat drive in Western’s chemistry building . This is their second quarter running the drive for local Bellingham high schools. This quarter the coats went to Squalicum High School, which is in desperate need of new lab apparel.
The latest Western Front editorial, “Western’s greedy business hurts students” fails to look beyond our campus (as is common), and misses the primary culprit of many problems – systemic underfunding of our public institutions. The editorial raises pressing problems on our campus such as our underfunded and understaffed Counseling Center, and the bottleneck classes in STEM degrees.
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".