With the new school year already a few weeks underway, many students are beginning to feel comfortable with the layout of their new campus. For fourth and fifth year students, that feat was accomplished years ago and has been succeeded by a follow-up challenge: get off of campus. It may sound simple, but if you’ve spent time living in residence—aka dorms—you will begin to see how difficult it is to leave the safety of the campus bubble.
Your first year of university will surely challenge you in a number of ways, and will probably feel a lot like the start of a Dickens’ novel: it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. A great way to ensure that you actually enjoy your first year on campus is to develop a healthy social life—that includes making friends. To some, making friends comes naturally and presents little to no challenge.
Has it hit you yet? In less than two weeks, high-school and university students will head back to class for another year and wave goodbye to summer '17. For many, the new school year ushers in feelings of excitement and anticipation. Some students can’t wait to reunite with friends they haven’t seen over the summer, but the majority of students share the collective dread that mounts as August moves into its final weeks. With the spirit of summer in mind, then, why not savour our favourite season?
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".