If you’re reading this, you probably can’t make it home for Thanksgiving. Life’s rough sometimes. Instead of drowning your sorrows in a bottle of Grey Goose or ordering pad thai for one from Thai Basil, host a Berkeley Friendsgiving instead. The first step in hosting a Berkeley Friendsgiving is to, of course, invite people. Send out some text or email invites, or you can even hand make some cool invites.
As many international students already know, the Bay Area is a great place to be on Thanksgiving. The sheer amount of quirky events and food in the Bay Area this weekend will guarantee you’ll have a good time. If the plane ticket home is too expensive or you just aren’t emotionally prepared to brave a few days with your extended family, there are still ways to make your Berkeley Thanksgiving an iconic Thanksgiving.
Afraid you’ll ruin Thanksgiving by debating politics with your drunk uncle? Worried you’ll be stuck eating green bean casserole you don’t like in order to avoid hurting your mom’s feelings? Wonder no more. We at the Clog have reasoned out how your Thanksgiving will go, based on your zodiac sign. Geminis talk a lot and have a ton of opinions. You’re the one who’s going to bring up politics in order to challenge the relative who’s your fiercest political rival. Libras are peace-loving people.
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".