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40 Ideas and topics for a school magazine

Posted on 24 October 2016 in the category Tips and inspiration .

Are you thinking of making a school magazine and looking for ideas and inspiration for the contents? We’ve compiled a list of of over 40 magazine ideas for a school project.

Spotlight interview

  • Interview a student or a group and write an article about them.

Student life

  • Sports teams
  • School clubs
  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • School changes
  • Cafeteria staff
  • Cafeteria food
  • Extra curricular activities
  • Field trips
  • Upcoming events and activities

Popular culture

  • Latest music
  • Popular movies
  • Good books
  • Interesting art
  • Reviews
  • Recommendations


  • The founding of the school
  • The history of the school name
  • The history of the school sports team
  • Before and after photos of the school building(s)

Local news

  • Interesting news
  • Trending topics
  • Interview the mayor
  • Interview other important groups or people in your town or city

Articles by students

  • Ask students to write opinion articles,letters to the editor, and editorials. Some examples:
  • Opinions on new governmental policies
  • Stories that are trending
  • Social issues like dating, religion, diversity etc.
  • School policy and rules
  • School classes and subjects
  • What makes a good teacher/principal?
  • What makes a good student?

Self help

  • How to make friends
  • How to work together
  • How to overcome your biggest fear
  • How to kick bad habits
  • How to deal with peer pressure
  • How to approach the principal
  • How to study for finals
  • How to get better grades
  • Study tips

Other ideas

  • Comics (Student drawn ones)
  • Guest articles (from staff and faculty)
  • Contests
  • Puzzles
  • Quizzes
  • Hide an icon, picture, or logo in your newspaper for students to find

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