It’s an ordinary week night and Vassilis Tzavaras is in his apartment with his two roommates, Pedro Stellet and Jonathan Chow, banging around in the kitchen. A medley of scents waft through the rest of the apartment as the three prepare dinner for themselves. “When we cook together it’s all at the same time, so it’s a madhouse in the kitchen,” Vassilis says.
Flashback to December 2016. The No. 3 Cal men’s water polo team jumps into the pool at the Spieker Aquatics Complex as the final buzzer rings, signaling the Bears’ 11-8 overtime National Championship win over No.1 USC. Almost a year later, in a little shorter but just as dramatic of a fashion, the No. 2 Bears (18-1, 2-0) decisively defeated the No. 1 Trojans (22-2, 1-1), 6-3.
The No. 2 Cal men’s water polo team (17-1) is quickly approaching the most important part of the season — the postseason. Having already taken down one of their most difficult opponents in No. 3 UCLA two weeks ago, the Bears will be hoping for a similar result this weekend against No. 1 USC (21-1). The Bears and the Trojans have yet to face each other this season, but both the team’s losses have come against the Bruins.
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".