40 Ideas and topics for a school magazine

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 and topics for a school magazine.

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

Make your own school magazine

Enjoyed these ideas and topics for a school magazine? There’s more: Read about making a magazine for education.

8 replies
    • Pamela Pietersz
      Pamela Pietersz says:

      Hi Yakshi, thanks for your feedback! In this blog post we have compiled a list of articles that could be added to a school magazine. We are planning to write blog posts explaining how to write the articles. Would that interest you?

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