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Marywood University in Scranton launches competitive esports program in 2021

Marywood University in Scranton launches competitive esports program in 2021

From a press release: Marywood University in Scranton announced this week that it will become one of a select number of colleges and universities across the nation to offer a competitive esports program. Marywood is responding to the ever-increasing number of students seeking this option as the esports industry continues to explode throughout the country. […]

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Wilkes-Barre expands computer science education for young Luzerne County students

Wilkes-Barre expands computer science education for young Luzerne County students

From a press release: The CSforALL movement to bring computer science to all U.S. students marked a major growth milestone today. Along with 126 organizations, Wilkes-Barre Connect has made a new commitment to advance computer science education access and opportunity for youth across the United States at the 2020 CSforALL Commitments Showcase. “Our team here […]

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RiffTrax carves up cheesy horror movie ‘Jack-O’ in NEPA movie theaters on Oct. 21

RiffTrax carves up cheesy horror movie ‘Jack-O’ in NEPA movie theaters on Oct. 21

From a press release: The hilarious RiffTrax guys – Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” fame – are back in select movie theaters to take a few funny stabs at a cheesy ’90s slasher, just in time for Halloween. On Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m., they gives […]

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‘WWE SmackDown’ canceled at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre as WWE goes virtual

‘WWE SmackDown’ canceled at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre as WWE goes virtual

From a press release: The “WWE Friday Night SmackDown” event scheduled for Friday, Oct. 30 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township has been canceled. No further details were provided, but the cancellation is likely due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event was originally scheduled as “WWE Monday Night Raw” on […]

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Pennsylvania Esports Coalition names new executive director, discusses school implementation

Pennsylvania Esports Coalition names new executive director, discusses school implementation

From a press release: The Pennsylvania Esports Coalition in Harrisburg has brought Todd Kowalski on as its new executive director. Kowalski, a seasoned professional in grassroots advocacy and coalition management, will continue to build awareness of the economic, educational, and social benefits associated with esports in Pennsylvania by further promoting partnerships, both in public and […]

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The Office Super Fan Festival at Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton postponed, new date TBA

The Office Super Fan Festival at Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton postponed, new date TBA

The Office Super Fan Festival, a brand new event celebrating the hit sitcom at The Marketplace at Steamtown and Levels Bar & Grill in downtown Scranton, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The convention, which will feature “The Office” cast members, screen-used props and wardrobe, trivia and cosplay contests, a disco party, Dundie […]

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‘WWE Raw’ at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre postponed, rescheduled to ‘SmackDown’ on Oct. 30

‘WWE Raw’ at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre postponed, rescheduled to ‘SmackDown’ on Oct. 30

From a press release: Today, the WWE announced that the “WWE Monday Night Raw” event originally scheduled for Monday, May 11 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township has been postponed and rescheduled to “WWE Friday Night SmackDown” on Friday, Oct. 30. All original tickets will be honored for the rescheduled […]

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‘WWE Raw’ is back and filming live at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on May 11

‘WWE Raw’ is back and filming live at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on May 11

From a press release: Today, the WWE announced the return of “WWE Monday Night Raw” to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township on Monday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. The flagship wrestling show is part of the longest-running episodic television program on cable TV and will air live from 8 p.m.-11 […]

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Misericordia University professors discuss race and superheroes in new book ‘All New, All Different?’

Misericordia University professors discuss race and superheroes in new book ‘All New, All Different?’

From a press release: Misericordia University professors Allan W. Austin, Ph.D., and Patrick L. Hamilton, Ph.D., will discuss their new book, “All New, All Different? A History of Race and the American Superhero,” during a Friends of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library lecture and book signing on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. in […]

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‘Clerks’ star Brian O’Halloran serves as a celebrity bartender at Food & Fire in Moosic on Jan. 30

‘Clerks’ star Brian O’Halloran serves as a celebrity bartender at Food & Fire in Moosic on Jan. 30

From a press release: Just because he’ll serve you doesn’t mean he’ll like you. Actor Brian O’Halloran, best known for playing the character of Dante Hicks in Kevin Smith’s “Clerks” films, and “Mr. Hush” writer/director David Lee Madison will be celebrity bartenders at Food & Fire BBQ Taphouse in Moosic this Thursday, Jan. 30. O’Halloran […]

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