HOLMEN, Wis. (WKBT) - It is often said history repeats itself, but Holmen High School teacher Travis Kowalski is hoping to keep history where it belongs: in the past. Whether he's changing perspectives or challenging students to think deeper, Kowalski's classroom is the place to be if students choose to learn about genocide. He says the toughest parts of history often get overlooked, so he chose to teach a class on a subject matter which he says is rarely taught in Wisconsin classrooms.
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Flipping through pages of his own book, 34-year-old Donleigh Gaunky shares a story all too real and one that hits close to home. Because home is where Donleigh had to escort his brother Alex, who died during their deployment in Iraq in November of 2005, when he was 19 years old. It's a story that's already been written and etched into his memory for years. The Hardest Journey Home: A True Story of Loss and Duty During the Iraq War, highlights Donleigh's military career.
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Terry Smith was married to a polygamist when she was eight years old. Her husband at the time was 22. The marriage wasn't legal. But she was born to a fundamentalist Mormon family in the 1970's and it was part of her family's history to be married as a child. "It's intergenerational in my family, some of the abuse and history of that, my mother went through and my grandmother went through." She grew up in a small town between La Crosse and Eau Claire.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".