This is something that I started in my school for my 7th and 8th graders. They LOVE it. A magazine for teens by teens- and administrators love it too because it promotes literacy and critique in the music classroom.
Here's a free template to begin with. If you purchase the corresponding text, you'll have a ready-to-hand out magazine for your students to begin filling in with current events.
You'll find the quirky, time-tested, musical lessons you need to flavor a unit or give a fresh angle to your music program at my teachers for teachers store: Bull'nBooks