Students at Parkrose Middle School raised more than $14,000 this year for a little boy who is facing a tough health battle. Ben Bobosky, 2, was adopted by Parkrose this year through a partnership with Sparrow Clubs. All year long, students have been doing fundraisers and earning sponsorships to help pay for his medical costs, and Friday, a big check was presented to his family. Little Ben was born prematurely, weighing only 3 pounds and 2 ounces when he came into this world.
Berezney at work on a sculpture in her studio. (KPTV)Earning a degree is no easy task, especially when you're up against the toughest of circumstances. That’s what one student at Portland State has been facing for the last two years as she works to earn her master's degree. When she's alone in her studio, Kayley Berezney is truly free to create anything she can imagine, to pour out her soul through delicate sculptures crafted piece by piece. "There's a lot of metaphor that I'm pushing," she said.
Sisters who were separated from their mother on the shores of Vietnam in 1975 were finally reunited at the Portland International Airport recently, after spending 42 years apart. It's a story that goes back to April 30, 1975 - the day Saigon fell. "I don't remember a lot, just my dad trying to gather five kids together," said Tina Sheetz. It was a chaotic day to say the least.
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".