Write an article about a local cafe. Rate the food and then explain your reasoning for the rating. What are the good things about the food, if any? What are the bad things, if any? Would you recommend the cafe? Why or Why not? Describe what the food tastes like, the texture, the smells, the appearance. Does it look appealing or gross?
Make a survey about something you're interested in and have the class take the survey. Then write an article about the results. Were they expected? What does the class think about them? Interview some students and get their opinions and include quotes in your results.
For those who have hard time writing articles then this one will be perfect for you! Make a crossword/word search puzzle that we can put in the newspaper. Make it challenging and use the spelling words that we have worked with throughout the whole year. Make it creative and challenging.
For those who are artistically talented and funny you can choose to create a comic strip for the newspaper. Make sure that it is appropriate and creative.
If you have an interesting idea for another news article then pitch it to your sub editor (Cross and Lassman). In the real news world there are ideas pitched all the time. Sometimes these ideas are rejected and sometimes they're accepted. Go in knowing this and don't be disappointed if you're idea isn't what this newspaper is looking for. Don't be discouraged though, there are plenty of things you can write about just be creative!