By Christopher Gonzalez – 1851 Staff
Among the long list of clubs and organizations on campus, Lasell College Television or LCTV, is a student organization that provides the public and college with footage that capture timeless events and moments.
The club is currently run and operated by junior Jillian Sliby, a communications major focusing on radio and TV production. Aside from being president of LCTV, she is a student ambassador and treasurer of the drama club.
Since obtaining the LCTV president position in 2013, Sliby has been dedicated to changing the direction of the club.
“LCTV had always been an existing club, but no one really did much with it. I was determined to change that and so far I think I have,” Sliby said.
As president, Sliby conducted and held the organization’s first Film Festival last March and perceives the event to grow over the years.
“The event was a great success and I am hoping each year it gets bigger and better,” Sliby said.
This fall semester, while still filming events on campus, the club is focusing on starting up a variety show. This show will differentiate itself from past video content and models.
“The show will have an assortment of segments in sports, news, improv shows, and a segment based off of the show ‘Girl Code’ and ‘Guy Code’ on MTV,” she said.
Currently, the club’s video content can be found on YouTube and their Facebook page under Lasell College Television. In order to better provide students with the video content, the club is hoping to gain access to their own cable TV channel.
“We are hoping to get access to our cable TV channel soon so students will be able to watch live streamed athletic games at Lasell,” said Sliby. “We are also working on getting access to the plasma screens scattered across campus.”
Sliby is excited and optimistic that the club will provide students with an enjoyable experience throughout their years at Lasell. She also wants the club to obtain retention and familiarity from the community.
“I hope that the club will grow and become known for their great content throughout Newton,” she said. “We want to accomplish producing a great variety show and eventually running the best TV studio we can. This club has helped members and myself get hands on experience before even taking video production classes.”
LCTV is growing and expanding as new members are joining the organization. Sliby is proud of the growth of the club and hopes it keeps on expanding with new members over the years.
“The club currently has 20 members which is the most we’ve ever had,” said Sliby. “All of them are dedicated and have creative ideas. I am very excited to see where the club goes and what we can accomplish.”