Tackling two games this past week, Wesleyan’s women’s field hockey team demonstrated a strong offensive power and a gritty defense despite assertive efforts from opposing teams. On Wednesday, Sept. 13, the Cardinals faced off against Eastern Connecticut State University in a low-scoring but ultimately victorious game. Nikki Gerjarusak ’21 took control of the ball early in the first half and sent it straight past goalkeeper Maddie LaRusso just over seven minutes in.
The male coach’s words echo as I walk onto the court with my partner. It was an ordinary afternoon for a high school boys’ varsity tennis match, except for the fact that I stand on the base line in a tennis skirt, a young female sophomore up against two male seniors. The match went how almost every match went for the three years I played on my high school’s boys’ team.
So you played a varsity sport in high school. Maybe you even played on a travel team, or maybe just with friends and family on the weekends. You love to play, but it’s not as much of a priority. Now you’re at school, hopelessly wondering where you can get your next competitive rush. What’s a person to do? Your best option is to join a club or intramural sport. Club and intramural sports are less time-consuming, but can still serve as competitive alternatives to varsity sports.
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".