Legacy magazine’s first issue will be out Friday


Photo by Kat Owens

The magazine was created by Lindenwood students. The cover art for the first issue was designed by one of the Legacy staff designers Kat Owens. Legacy magazine’s first issue came out Friday Oct. 6.


The first issue of Legacy Magazine will be in news racks on campus this Friday.

Plans for the new format were announced in the spring. Previously, the Legacy was a weekly newspaper.

The magazine is 32 pages long and includes two new sections. “The Big Story” section is a four-page investigative story that is also displayed on the cover. “My Lindenwood” section has a profile and lighthearted content about the university. Old sections from the newspaper — news, opinions, culture and sports — also are included in the magazine.

The content and design of the magazine was done by Lindenwood communications and design students. The design process started from scratch about two months ago. 

One of the staff designers Yukiho Nishibayashi said the process was hectic.

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“Making something from scratch is full of stressful brainstorming and preparation even though you are excited at the same time,” she said. 

Adviser of the Legacy Susan Weich said the magazine gave students a chance to explore longer-form journalism. 

“The students worked for weeks on these stories and learned the tremendous amount of effort that goes into investigative and explanatory journalism,” she said. “I think it’s something they should be proud of and something the students, staff and faculty should enjoy reading.”

The stories were assigned about a month ago that gave the writers an opportunity to work on stories longer, which is different from the daily coverage with Lindenlink.com. 

News editor Kyle Rainey said the magazines gives an opportunity grow as writers “through editing, revision and calculated reporting.”

“They really get to focus on building a story they can be proud of,” he said. 

The second issue of Legacy Magazine will come out Nov. 10 and will be the last issue of the fall semester. Three more editions will be published in the spring. Ultimately, the goal is to publish the magazine monthly. 

Legacy magazine staff will be handing out copies of the first issue and candy from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the Spellmann Center by the entrance to the cafeteria. 


Anyone who would like to join the staff as a volunteer should contact [email protected]. The opportunity is open for all majors and the team is always looking for more writers, designers, graphic designers, photographers and videographers.