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     At Stay Rad Magazine, our mission is to provide readers authentic information and insight on issues, topics, and events. Our team strives to promote inclusion, diversity, and equity as we provide students from around the world with an outlet to amplify their voices to readers while also building meaningful bonds with other team members and skills that follow them for the rest of their lives.



     Stay Rad Magazine is a student-led online magazine aimed towards teenagers focusing on the spread of knowledge and insight to fellow teens by covering the most interesting and important issues of today's modern society. We intend to provide teens with a platform where they feel safe, excited, and inspired by their peers to mature in their ideas and be vocal about their passions. ​


Back in October of 2019, Chicago Public Schools held a two-week long teacher strike providing ample amounts of free time for students throughout the city. 3 days into the strike, three friends were waiting for the blue line train when the idea of a podcast got tossed into their conversation of fun ways to spend time. From there, the high schoolers produced their first podcast episode about stress in school and uploaded it onto Spotify. Nearly hours later, they launched an online magazine hoping to provide advice and opportunity to other students their age. In August of 2020, Stay Rad launched their writing program providing teens from around the world an opportunity to voice their opinions and share their experiences. From fashion edits to guides on investing, Stay Rad is committed to providing relevant, genuine, and progressive guidance to all fellow teens in hopes that a difference can be made .



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Is Stay Rad actually managed by teens?

Yes! Teens from around the world collaborate with one another to write articles and record podcasts.

How is Stay Rad different from other teen magazines and podcasts?

Stay Rad is managed and run by teens as we truly focus on being authentic on issues and topics that apply to the reader's lives.

How can I become apart of the Stay Rad Magazine team or become an author?

Under the header's contact icon, a link is available for you to send in your request to become a part of our community! After sending in your request, we will have someone contact you within the following 48 hours.

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