Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about the most recent school shooting in Florida. Nikolas Cruz, 19, shot and killed 17 people, 14 of whom were students, with a AR-15 that he purchased legally. It’s the same type of semi-automatic that I own. My daughter is also about the same age as the students that were killed. She’s 13 and the youngest victim was only 14 years old. I’ve read the demands for gun control. I’ve seen the protests by students, asking for something to be done.
Of course, he gave a wholehearted approval. Believing him to be biased, I asked my friend that works at Donna’s what she thought. “Is it too short?” I asked Jill tentatively. “I am 45 years old, you know.”“Wear it while you can,” she said. Needless to say, I bought the short denim skirt. Saturday evening found Zoe off to spend the night at a friend’s house and Will and I taking off on a date night. He’d recently rolled in from his job as a lineman in west Texas and I was glad he was home.
Wendy came via FedEx to the Citizen office on Thursday after a two-day journey. She was carefully double-bagged and safely enclosed in a Styrofoam cooler for protection. Her breeder didn’t feed her for several days so she wouldn’t foul her shipping water. All of this preparation allowed Wendy to arrive at her new home safe and healthy. But her experience, even though she’s just a simple fish, got me thinking. There were times that little goldfish was hungry, in the dark, and probably even scared.
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".