Happy Birthday, Newsroom!

Photo of a birthday candle in the shape of the number one and some photos from newsroom stories.

On December 14, 2010, the Newsroom was born. Can you guess the top 15 stories of the year?

At 11:30 a.m. on December 14, 2010, the Wright State Newsroom was born.

With little fanfare (except maybe a few high-fives in the Office of Communications and Marketing), the Wright State’s first news-centered website began telling the stories of our faculty, staff and students.

Since then, 501 stories have been posted covering everything from multimillion-dollar research grants to student activities and campus events, even a celebrity endorsement of the university’s arts programs.

Below is a list of the top 15 most popular newsroom stories of the year (by the number of page views). You may be a little surprised to learn which stories captured the most reader attention.

Click the links to read the original stories.

15. A 19-year-old joined 2,382 peers to graduate at the 73rd commencement.

14. Homecoming weekend didn’t disappoint.

13. Wright State’s baseball coach had his Oprah moment.

12. Brash with cash, this diva brought the house down at the Nutter Center.

11. Hungry students found the help they needed.

10. Sustainability-minded students went on the hunt for fabulous fall foliage.

9. Jekyll and Hyde thrilled sold-out crowds.

8. Employees dressed creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky.

7. The theatre department welcomed us to the ’60s.

6. The club football team christened its new field with a win.

5. A flurry of freshman moved onto campus.

4. Wright State picked up another award from the White House.

3. Forrest Gump sent his regards.

2. Researchers cruised for seafood contamination.

1. Underground research got a seismic boost.

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