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Stephens Life

Our Award-Winning Student-Run Magazine  

Stephens Life is produced by Stephens students as part of a practicum class available through the School of Design. However, students from any major can enroll. The practicum encourages a real-world publishing environment where students take on the roles of creative director, art director, graphic designer, photographer or writer, and work together to produce a high quality magazine publication. Stephens Life underwent a rebranding process in 2016 led by students and reflective of a more modern, photo-centric approach to journalism. Students on the magazine staff get hands-on experience from pitching articles to the final production and every step in-between.

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Award nominations this fall:

  • The Associated College Press (ACP) nominated the “Eat” story in the Fall 2016 issue for Design of the year in the Yearbook/Magazine Page/Spread category.
  • The Best of Collegiate Design Pinnacle Awards named the “Eats” story a finalist in the Best Magazine Entertainment Page/Spread Category. Plus, the Spring 2017 issue of Stephens Life was named a Pinnacle Award finalist in two categories: the Best Magazine Contents Page/Spread for its innovative table of contents and the Best Magazine News Page/Spread for “Men & Feminism.” 
  • Winners will be announced at the association’s National College Media Convention, which will be held Oct. 25-29 in Dallas.

Awards won last year:

  • The magazine won a first place Pinnacle Award for “I Like Fashion and Naps,” a spread in the Spring 2016 issue, in the category of Best Magazine Entertainment Page/Spread. “Disruption: A Year of Fractured Fashion,” the cover story from the same issue, received an honorable mention for Best Magazine News Page/Spread. The Associated College Press also honored the magazine for its “Superfoods” story from the same issue. The story was nominated in the Yearbook/Magazine Page/Spread category and received fifth place for Design of the Year.


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