Kids For Cash Screening

BY: Maura Olek (’17)

At Marywood, students have always been given opportunities to do exciting things during their time enrolled and even more so now with the arrival of the new Learning Commons. This week, the entire Marywood community will have two great opportunities to learn more about Communication Arts.

On Thursday, Nov. 17, the department will host a Sneak Peek event for prospective students. At 5:30 pm, faculty and current students will be on hand to talk with students and offer them a tour of the new Center for Communication Arts in the Learning Commons. Prospective students will also have the chance to get an Instant Admissions Decision by bringing their application materials along.

Following the Sneak Peek event, students in Marywood’s COMM 418: Electronic Storytelling and Documentary Production class have organized a screening of the award-winning documentary “Kids For Cash.” The screening will take place tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the Latour Room in Nazareth Hall. The event is free and open to the public, who will get the chance with a chance to hear from the director and producer, Robert May, after the film.

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According to the documentary’s press kit, “Kids for Cash” is “a riveting look behind the notorious scandal that rocked the nation. Beginning in the wake of the shootings at Columbine, a small town in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania elected a charismatic judge who was hell-bent on keeping kids in line.

This will be a great event for prospective students to see the kinds of things they will be learning if they choose Marywood. It also gives current students a chance to see what their peers are doing and to offer support while getting to see a film made about our area. And networking with the film’s director and producer? Great bonus!


Maura is a senior advertising and public relations major. She is the social media editor for The Wood Word and Her Campus Marywood. She is on the social media team for Marywood PRSSA and AAF. Maura loves dogs, traveling and coffee.

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