Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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

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'Groundbreaking' gay marriage study retracted over faked data

Marriage
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/21/15, 04:30 pm

The senior author of an allegedly groundbreaking study on gay marriage has retracted it following evidence that some of the data likely was fabricated. 

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OU fraternity member seeks forgiveness for racist chant

Race Issues
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/26/15, 03:38 pm

The former University of Oklahoma fraternity member caught on film leading a racist chant apologized publicly on Wednesday, saying he is deeply sorry for his involvement and embarrassed that he failed to stop it. Several Oklahoma City civil rights leaders stood by Levi Pettit as he made the apology after a meeting at a Baptist church on the city’s east side, a predominantly African-American community. The apology has sparked discussions on reconciliation and forgiveness in regards to racial issues.

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Memes: Innocent fun or internet bullying?

Technology
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/20/15, 03:15 pm

The internet meme is ubiquitous these days. The photos paired with funny captions have come to permeate the online communication of the younger generation, and it is nearly impossible to predict which ones will go viral. 

But there is more to memes than just good fun. Social media companies are starting to realize many viral images have real victims with no good recourse when someone uses their images for a little mischief.

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