USC's December commencement will feature a Supreme Court justice. Associate Justice Stephen Breyer will serve as guest speaker at the Dec. 18 ceremony for graduates receiving bachelor's, master's and professional degrees. Breyer, who has sat on the court since 1994, will be awarded an honorary doctorate of public service. He will be joined at the ceremony by National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt III, who will receive an honorary doctorate of science degree.
What started as a classic example of rivals trying to one-up each other has sparked thousands of dollars worth of charitable donations. It all started when Chris Cox, the USC alumnus that leads Charleston's My Carolina Alumni Association chapter, heard a rumor about Clemson fans trying to raise money to buy a billboard in Columbia. "So Clemson fans are trying to raise money for a billboard in Columbia," he wrote on Twitter. "What say we Gamecocks match it and donate the money to Puerto Rico?"
The USC student whose random act of kindness was caught on camera and posted on social media isn't looking to hang on to the spotlight, but he is hopeful that his experience will leave a positive legacy. "I'm not a huge proponent of social media," he said, "but in cases like this I'm happy to see a positive message get shared with all the negativity we seem to be surrounded with today. That said, I hope people don't miss the message which is to be grateful and to humbly serve others."
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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".