INFORMATION ABOUT THE LEGACY

The Legacy newspaper was founded in January 2015 at the High School for Media and Communications at the George Washington Educational Campus. Our student newspaper is a space for students to report the news of our school community, the local Washington Heights community, New York City, and international news. We believe in the power of students’ voices and the importance of sharing stories from students’ perspectives. In November 2016, our newspaper received the Honorable Mention Newsie for Best New Newspaper.

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(From left to right) Ms. Topbas, Jovanny Sierra, Tatyana Kennedy, Marieme Jiddou, Camille Shields, and Stephanie Nunez accept the Honorable Mention Newsie for Best New Newspaper in November 2016 at Baruch College.

THE LEGACY STAFF

Marieme Jiddou, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Marieme Jiddou is a senior at the High School for Media and Communications who over the past three years loves writing for The Legacy. The Legacy was Marieme’s gateway to the world of journalism. In 2017, she was selected to participate in the Dow Jones Youth Mentor Program. She aspires to go to John Jay University, to major in anthropology and minor in journalism.

Lessley Perez, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Lessley Perez is a senior at the High School for Media and Communications. She joined The Legacy Newspaper as a writer during her sophomore year. She likes the opportunity that the Legacy gives her and has contributed articles to El Diario. Outside of the Legacy, Lessley has been on the girl’s soccer team for three years. She aspires to go to John Jay University, to major in criminology and minor in journalism/psychology.

Shanita Baker, Editor

Shanita Baker is a senior at the High School for Media and Communications. With a strong interest in science and social issues, Shanita has developed a passion for writing feature stories using investigative journalism. Outside of The Legacy, Shanita is on the George Washington Educational Campus’ Track Team. She hopes to attend Yale University.

Jane Min, Marketing Director/ Editor

Jane Min is a senior at the High School for Media and Communications. She joined The Legacy Newspaper as a writer during her sophomore year. She received the role of an editor and marketing director as well. She aspires to major in psychology in Yeonsei University.

Noelia Alonzo Guzman, Graphic Designer

Noelia Alonzo Guzman is a senior at the High School for Media and Communications. She first joined The Legacy newspaper as a bilingual reporter contributing stories written in both English and Spanish. In September 2017, Noelia became a Graphic Designer responsible for the graphic design of the school newspaper. She is skilled in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Noelia looks forward to majoring in architecture in college.

Eliezer Richiez-Paredes, Graphic Designer

Eliezer Richiez-Paredes is a senior at the High School for Media and Communications. He first joined The Legacy newspaper as a Junior. In September 2017, Eliezer became a Graphic Designer responsible for the graphic design of the school newspaper. He also acquired the skills of using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

Tatyanna West, Reporter

Tatyanna West is a junior at the High School for Media and Communications. She joined The Legacy Newspaper as a reporter during her freshman year. She loves telling news in all forms of media especially through the lenses of televised broadcast. She has earned the title of Head anchor on the school news known as HSMC News. She sees the world through the eyes of the people.

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