Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is a World Journalism Institute graduate. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

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From Odyssey to Iliad House

Culture
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/03/13, 05:05 pm

The creative mind that helped introduce hundreds of Christian children to Whit’s End and the town of Odyssey is world-building for the airwaves once again—only this time, it’s off to Iliad.

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One more small step toward space

Science
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/23/13, 03:30 pm

The space shuttle may not be flying anymore, but the last and greatest frontier is by no means closed. This week saw two different pushes into the wild, blue yonder, both originating in California. 

A company from Colorado developing a spacecraft to take astronauts to the International Space Station ran its craft through a series of tests at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edward’s Air Force Base. A helicopter picked up a test version of the small spacecraft and flew it three miles, reaching up to 12,400 feet. 

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Associated Press/Photo by Chris Clark/The Grand Rapids Press

It's (another) boy!

Family
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/09/13, 02:22 pm

When the nurse announced that Teri Schwandt’s newest child was a boy, everyone in the room chuckled a little. Not only is Tucker the 12th child for Teri and Jay Schwandt—he’s their 12th boy. 

“I looked at my husband, and we exchanged a knowing smile,” Teri, 38, said on Thursday. “When they say it’s a boy, I think, OK, no problem. I’ve got this. We know what we’re doing.” 

Tucker was born at Grand Rapids hospital, weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces.

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