Sometimes midterms suck. Maybe the test was unnaturally tough. Maybe you didn’t have enough time to study or didn’t study the right things. In any case, we at the Clog offer you this playlist in hopes of allowing you to feel your pain so that you can get back into the right mindset for your next midterms. After a rough exam, listen to Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” – its airy vocals and powerful guitar solos produce a beautiful, haunting song.
Caffeine is our best friend, but, after a while, coffee gets old and we need other ways to stay awake and study. Thankfully, we at the Clog have compiled some good ways to get your caffeine fix without using and abusing espressos or Americanos. Black tea kombucha can contain up to 80 milligrams of caffeine per cup. Surprising? Yes. It might be disappointing to caffeine-averse kombucha lovers, but the rest of us should be thankful that kombucha can help us in our quest for that 4.0.
There’s no meal better than brunch. The combination of breakfast food, friends and socially acceptable drinking before noon is what makes brunch a treasured institution. We at the Clog have found some stellar brunch places where you can take a break from studying and indulge in the gloriousness that is brunch. It’s only open for Saturday brunch, but the West Berkeley landmark serves tasty items like savory bread pudding and chicken and waffles. Definitely worth a Saturday afternoon trip.
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".