Are you a reporter or editor for your high school newspaper? Are you looking for story ideas that will intrigue your reader, but be fairly easy to write about? Need article ideas that are about more than the student council project and chess club’s pizza party? (Those are definitely worthwhile articles, don’t get me wrong!) Below you can find several topics and article ideas for your high school newspaper.
This article is a supplement to “High School Newspaper Story Ideas” and “School Newspaper Article Ideas.” For additional high school newspaper article topics and suggestions, please click on this articles.
Student Article Ideas / Topics for a High School Newspaper #1: Juveniles Serving Life Without Parole in Prison.
Okay, this school newspaper topic won’t be a local story, but it can definitely be intriguing and stil some debate. This can be used for an editorial, or even just an informative article. At the very least, the article could help remind readers the consequences of making poor choices. One case to consider covering is the Sarah Kruzan case. You can learn more it in a brief Youtube video about her story here. You can also do a search for “Sarah Kruzan.” (Remember to only use reputable sources.) You might include local opinions on the issue. It could be a “Question of the Week” feature.
Student Article Ideas / Topics for a High School Newspaper #2: Fun and Creative Recipes
Who says you can’t include recipes in a high school newspaper? You might consider this to be weekly feature, or a one time story. If you are needing some recipe ideas, you might consider including a recipe for cake balls. (Read “6 Cake Balls Recipes: Fun and Easy Cake Balls Recipes” for some suggestions.)
Student Article Ideas / Topics for a High School Newspaper #3: How to Decide on a Major in College
Yes, this would still be a fantastic article for a high school newspaper, even though it is focused more for college students. It could be helpful to a junior or senior, or any student who is planning to attend college someday. For suggestions for the artice, please read “How to Decide on a College Major: Tips for Choosing a Career Path.”
Student Article Ideas / Topics for a High School Newspaper #4: Website Review
This could be a regular feature, or a one time story idea. One writer will review an online website. It doesn’t necessarily have to be geared for teens or young adults. It might be great to choose a website that most people have never heard of. Discuss how this website might benefit them, why it is recommended and more.
Student Article Ideas / Topics for a High School Newspaper #5: Career Spotlight
With this feature, you could discuss career options and opportunities. You might choose about 10 random, and preferable little-known career choices. Mention the average salary, education required, and perhaps try to get a quote from someone locally who is employed in the field. Some to consider are respiratory therapist, surgical tech, plant breeder, social worker, phlebotomist, photographer, ultrasound technician and more. You could make this a regular feature, or choose to cover this only one time.
These are just five school newspaper topic ideas and suggestions for high school (or even middle school) newspapers. If you are still needing some ideas, please read “High School Newspaper Story Ideas” and “School Newspaper Article Ideas.” Happy Writing! Good Luck!