CARPE DIEM: Looking Beneath the Surface of Today’s College Students

Mastermind Productions, a student-based production company, together with Carpe Diem, take a glimpse at the lives of students on campus, and the different difficulties each student faces. The three segments in this episode examine a different issue students at Montclair State may go through on their journey to graduate.

The first segment, produced by TVDM major, Gentrix Shanga, focuses on the financial woes students at Montclair and other colleges throughout the country struggle with. As tuition prices rise throughout the country many students are finding it hard to pay for a higher education. This piece focuses on how students are facing this issue and trying to get by.

The second story, produced by TVDM major, Jarrett Strenner, brings light to some of the troubles veterans may face when transitioning from military to student life. Interviews with veteran student-veterans help show some of the issues many go through in the drastic switch from structured military life to the open schedule of college life.

The final segment, produced by TVDM major, Silas Kezengwa, focuses on mental health and mental health awareness. In a series of interviews with students struggling with and overcoming mental health issues, this piece shows that those suffering with these issues should not face a stigma, and that they can seek help.

This episode was produced by Mastermind Productions, a student-based production company from Television and Digital Media’s Advance Television Production course. It was hosted by TVDM major, Silas Kezengwa, and directed by TVDM major, Gentrix Shanga.

Barring pre-emption, CARPE DIEM airs on the following stations:
CABLEVISION Bergen Channel 77: Mondays at 5:00 PM
COMCAST Union Channel 26: Tuesdays at 9:00 PM
CABLEVISION Morris Channel 21: Wednesdays at 5:00 PM
CABLEVISION Paterson Channel 75: Fridays at 6:00 PM

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Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem is a broadcast produced by the DuMont Television Center at Montclair State University. Carpe Diem is an award-winning, weekly half-hour magazine show aired on Comcast and Cablevision in Northern New Jersey.