I'm not really sure where to put this. Hope you'll consider: Most magazines have their specific themes/cover story in every issue. This is usually the most popular event or the most important and powerful article in all write-ups of the magazine. And the cover story often become the basis of the main illustrations and phrases found in the cover of the magazine. In the case of a school magazine, does it need to have a cover story? If yes, where shall the idea of the cover story be pulled out, when any important event could just be written in the news section? Would it still be fine and appropriate if the cover story is directly unrelated to school, e.g., about Morality, Youth, Computer Age, Faith, Save the Earth,etc., but still originally written and researched by the reporter? (<--- in this case, certainly, the cover of the magazine would conform to the cover story, would the cover of the magazine be fine as a school publication?) If no, how should the cover of the magazine be designed, when there is no cover story? Whether there should be a cover story or none, the result will affect to the cover of the magazine. If both cases would apply, which of the two is better? And would it be fine if someone will concisely explain how the cover should be designed in each case (if any of the two are, indeed, appropriate). Also, regarding cartoons/editorial cartoons/comics/drawings, how could it neatly appear in the magazine? How could it appear as clean stroked, neat and professional, like what we usually see in the newspaper? Are there any kind of drawing materials best suited for this, or pencil or ball pen and scanner would just be fine? Another thing, is editing a poem the same with editing ordinary articles? If no, how should it be edited, or what things should be remembered when editing this piece of work? Actually, I ask these questions for our school magazine, in which, I was appointed as the principal organizer. This is my first time in this position, so, I'm not really an expert of the bests. The general readers of this would be the elementary and high school students of our school. If you have further suggestions, not only for me but for the editorial staff or for the magazine itself, I would appreciate it. Thank you!