Riding with a purpose. That's why Texas senior Lauren Nix and her 24 teammates chose to strap up on their bikes and ride this summer. "Our ride is hard but it is absolutely nothing comparable to the battle people face everyday," Texas 4000 rider Lauren Nix said. A battle Nix saw first hand with her step-father Rick. "He was diagnosed with stage 4 terminal cancer when I was a sophomore in high school," Nix said. And for 3 and half years Rick fought, relying on the only thing he had left.
Rosebud-Lott senior Keauna Whitfield is a do-it-all athlete. She plays basketball, volleyball, softball and runs track. But two years ago, she faced a new challenge after running in the regional track meet - Whitfield collapsed during her race. "I got off the awards stand and I just laid down and the heat was just beaming on me and they had to move me under the tent and give me some water," Whitfield said. "And they made me eat but I couldn't eat or drink anything."
Four years ago, Justin Grassi was sailing the seas in the Middle East. He never thought he would be working for the Baylor Baseball team today. Grassi spent eight years as part of the the Navy reserves. He served as a Navy police officer for two deployments, which included time in Bahrain and the Horn of Africa. "I was part of a 12-person team, assigned to protect oil tankers and supply ships from everything really, anti-piracy and all the threats out there," Grassi said.
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".