There’s a question that’s been asked around campus recently: What’s the Word?
This semester ENC is implementing its first television show, which will be broadcast on channel 51 — soon-to-be the Lions Network. This television variety show will be called “What’s the Word?” and will consist of mini-segments about ENC life around topics such as fashion, news, sports, and culture.
There will also be parodies of popular network shows, such as an ENC version of “Jersey Shore” called “Wolly Shore” and an ENC parody of “The Office.” Students that auditioned earlier this semester will perform the skits.
“[The skits are] very important to the show because they bring the students together and show that you can poke fun while still being respectful and opening many new doors to communication majors,” said Christopher Sing.
The production’s staff hosted a 90s-themed party on Feb. 7 to promote the show.
“What’s the Word” was started by sophomore Darrell Young, who — with the help of a few friends — hopes to revamp the way that ENC students receive campus news, while also providing entertainment featuring familiar faces.
“What’s the Word?” was started to bring back some enjoyment, laughter, and unity that Young felt was missing on this campus.
Young hopes to “give something to ENC that the students can be happy about and look forward to each week while getting students involved.”
Each episode will be previously recorded and approved by Keri Lewis and Dr. Vern Wesley before airing.
Channel 51 will be available on every TV throughout campus and will be shown on monitors in the Mann Student Center, Nease Library, and Spange Parlor.