The University of Ottawa’s Sports Services are set to see big changes coming this year, following a news release on the Gee-Gees’ website about the new Sport Model. The major change in the new Sport Model is the introduction of a new “Varsity Club” tier that will be added to the existing system of having Varsity and Competitive Club teams. Last week Sports Services opened the application process for Competitive Clubs to apply for Varsity Club status.
The Gee-Gees cross-country team is gearing up for their first meet of the year, the McGill Invitational, set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 16. The 2016-17 season proved strong for the Gees, and there will be multiple student-athletes looking to build on last year’s strong finishes. Now in her fourth year with the Gee-Gees, Katie Phillips will be looking to make it to the national tournament for the fourth consecutive year.
If you’ve never played squash before, I highly recommend you try it out; it’s easy to learn and a lot of fun. The University of Ottawa offers two international-sized squash courts at the Minto Sports Complex. While most people have to pay to rent one out, students can reserve a court absolutely free of charge. Whether you play with a friend or alone, squash is a great way to blow off some steam by smashing a ball at a wall as hard as you can. To reserve a court, just visit the sports desk at Minto.
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".