As struggling students, we don’t have much to spend this holiday season. If you haven’t been saving up all year to meet the demands of the world’s biggest commercialist holiday, you’re probably feeling a little uneasy right now. So, you’ve got to get creative in order to give gifts to your family and friends without breaking the bank. We at the Clog are happy to help. Here are some quality gift ideas for people that won’t leave you in debt.
The nominations for the 6oth annual Grammy Awards are strange, to say the least. Jay-Z’s 4:44 and Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN were expected nominations for album of the year, but Lorde’s Melodrama and Childish Gambino’s “Awaken, My Love!” were unanticipated nominees. Even more surprising were the numerous snubs this year. Among them were Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and others.
If dead week makes you feel dead inside, you’re not alone. The continuous stream of studying and excessive caffeine consumption followed by more studying makes all of us feel like zombies. We at the Clog have had our fair share of dead weeks, so we have some advice for making it less shitty. Taking a cold shower might be miserable at first, but it can increase alertness and relieve some of the stress that comes with a week of studying.
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".