Graduates of West Scranton High School started their journey beyond 1201 Luzerne St. on Friday night, but were encouraged to never forget their neighborhood school. As the students donned their blue-and-white gowns and turned their tassels, the Invader alumni list became 259 names longer. The closeness of classmates to each other, and to the community, was highlighted in each speech during the ceremony in the school's auditorium.
Today, The Times-Tribune announces its 2009 Scholastic Superstars team 25 young Northeast Pennsylvanians who excel in the classroom, sports arenas, theaters, labs and workplaces and make a difference in their communities. These students represent the best and brightest of our young people, said Scott Lynett, publisher and CEO of Times-Shamrock Communications. They have chosen to put their gifts to work in school, in athletics and in their communities to improve the lives of others.
Before the fire alarms sounded in the Lakeland School District last week, officials had an important message for students: It was only a drill. A week after a former student pulled a fire alarm, then shot and killed 17 people at a school in Florida, Lakeland Superintendent William King didn’t want any of his students to worry when they heard the alarm and evacuated. “Even before we educate kids, we have to make sure we provide a safe environment for our students and staff,” King said.
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".