VIDEO Last summer was supposed to be a time of new beginnings for Federal Way High School center Malcolm Cola. After missing most of his junior season, one that saw the Eagles boys basketball program win its second straight state championship, to a severe knee injury, Cola looked forward to using the summer to get back into basketball shape for his final season after undergoing months of rigorous rehabilitation.
Todd Beamer High School girls basketball coach Corey Alexander couldn’t get his senior point guard and team captain Jahpera McEachin to stick around a little longer. “You sure you don’t want to stay another year?” Corey Alexander joked last week. “I’ll see if we can throw in free lunch — maybe a parking spot?” McEachin chuckled and politely declined as graduation was the next day and she is moving on to play basketball at Evergreen State College.
The lessons we learn in Little League are the ones that stay with us for a lifetime. As kids, we see Roger Clemens (I realize these “Generation Z and Alpha” kids likely have no idea who that is) on television, and we want to be “Rocket.” So we joined our local Little League organization and made sure we grab No. 22 before any of the other kids did. Once we got there, we realized two things: One, we are, in fact, not Roger Clemens and have no future as a major league pitcher.
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".