The Legacy High School Student Media Department is responsible for publishing the student newspaper, The Rider which is distributed four times a school year which runs along with the daily updated online edition therideronline. The department also puts together the 320 page student yearbook. The yearbook is distributed in May. Students also run a weekly news podcast and other video productions through LBTV.
Our goals are to become well read and respected publications at our school, in our community and in Texas. Both publications received the highest rating from the Interscholastic League Press Conference and both national organizations (NSPA and CSPA). therideronline.com has won gold crowns from Columbia Scholastic Press Association and Pacemakers from NSPA. The Arena yearbook is a national Crown Award winner from Columbia University and NSPA Pacemaker finalist.
Legacy journalists also participate in four UIL events. (News Writing, Feature Writing, Editorial Writing and Headline Writing). Legacy High School is the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 district champion in journalism UIL competition. Legacy Journalism had a second place finish at the state UIL tournament in 2009 (Brett Walker/Headlines), second place in Editorial in 2013 (Amanda Granato), 2015 Shalave Cawley (News Writing)
The Legacy High School Journalism Department earns money through two types of advertising—senior ads in the yearbook and business ads in the newspaper.
Most of the department’s operating funds are raised through advertising.
see our staff page here: STAFF