Josh Ruiz-Velasco is a self-described adrenaline junkie, so it comes as little surprise that he would find his passion in indoor skydiving. The 26-year-old man, who grew up Federal Way, started cliff diving after graduating from Decatur High School in 2010. A diver on his high school team, he also enjoyed the challenges of BMX and mountain biking and motocross. “I started realizing that something I would really like to do would be skydiving,” he said.
Allison Baerny knows cross country is a mentally challenging sport. The Kent-Meridian High School junior secured her second win of the season in last week’s meet against Kentwood and Kentridge, despite making a wrong turn halfway through the course. Baerny, who was leading the race approaching the halfway mark, ran through an open fence onto the track instead of taking a left and looping around to the track at the Kentridge course.
The Kent School District teachers’ union is hosting a drive this week to collect supplies they say are needed because of budget cuts. But, district officials dispute their claims. The Kent Education Association is asking the community to donate tissue, copier paper, toilet paper and other basic supplies, according to a media release from the Washington Education Association. Teachers will collect donations from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, and Thursday, Oct. 12.
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".