A quick Google Analytics report reveals which stories caught the attention of our Baltimore Fishbowl audience. Here’s what you liked most in 2015. Happy New Year and thanks for reading!
10. Hopkins Launches Country’s First Lyme Disease Center by Rachel Monroe
This post about Johns Hopkins opening the country’s first Lyme Disease Research Center attracted many readers as well comments, with many expressing the need for more studies and sharing their own painful experiences.
9. MICA Students in the 70s by Rachel Monroe
This fun photo essay of 1970s MICA students showcases art student cool even then.
8. Adnan Syed Gets Another Chance by Susan Dunn
When Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Martin P. Welch agreed to reconsider evidence in the Baltimore murder case made popular by the podcast Serial, readers jumped on the news.
7. Inside Look at Johns Hopkins Medical School Admissions by Rachel Monroe
This story from Baltimore Fishbowl’s first year in business has been popular year-after-year for its rare look into the admissions process at one of the country’s most prestigious medical schools.
6. Hogan Spends First Day in Office Making People Mad by Rachel Monroe
In 2014, Republican Larry Hogan surprised this blue state by beating the Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown. On his first day in office last January, the new governor shook up the state capital with executive orders that upset liberal constituencies.
5. Baltimore, Have You Been to Hell House? by Rachel Monroe
The post on the Hell House Altar in the Patapsco Valley State Park near Ellicott City told of an abandoned creepy ruin formerly part of St. Mary’s College and Seminary.
4. The Molly and Heather Show by Marion Winik
In her monthly column, Bohemian Rhapsody, writer Marion Winik calls for compassion for two public figures whose calamitous misdeeds were the talk of the town.
Even though Molly Shattuck’s sex scandal broke in 2014, this story about the gossip surrounding the former Mrs. Shattuck’s fall from grace kept readers’ interest throughout 2015.
2. A Lacrosse Stick Takes the Long Way Home: A Baltimore LAX Story by Cynthia McIntyre
The tale of a discarded lacrosse stick reuniting with its Baltimore owner after 38 years found an eager audience in this lacrosse-loving town.
1. Under Armour Plans to Create Its Own Neighborhood by Rachel Monroe
The number one post by senior editor Rachel Monroe details plans by Under Armour to make South Baltimore’s Port Covington into a micro city with a whiskey distillery, a (possible) horse farm, and, of course, company headquarters.
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