Smoke billowed from tires as engines screamed and cars spun a few feet down the track – which was, in reality, an airport runway. Satisfied their tires were broken in, the cars slowly backed up past to the start line. As the engines revved, the starter moved into position. Then, suddenly, the cars lurched forward, wailing down 660 feet of Coleman A. Young Municipal Airport to the finish. Tyrell Mills, 34, of Detroit hollered as the cars flashed past his vantage point about halfway down the track.
Maria Williams is hoping a little selective reading will help her from keeling over in shock when she gets her first student loan bill in about a year. "I don't really want to know the total," the Eastern Michigan University senior said Tuesday. "If I just focus on the basic payment due each month, maybe it won't seem so bad. Probably not, but if I see that $25,000 number, that might be it for me."
About 63% of graduates from Michigan public and nonprofit colleges had federal or private student loan debt last year. Among those students, the average amount owed was $30,852, according to data released today by the Institute for College Access and Success. Michigan ranked 13th highest in average student loan debt for the Class of 2016, according to data submitted voluntarily by Michigan colleges. Data were not available for most for-profit private colleges.
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
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".