The hallmark of any good newspaper is a strong editorial page. A solid editorial tackles an issue currently being faced by the readers. It first presents the problem. Then it dissects it while presenting both sides. It finishes by offering a solution. It should be written in third person and represent the entire paper, not an individual writer. The power of the editorial can be bolstered by including quotes from people.
An editorial is the voice of the paper, and it mirrors the citizenry.
Write a strong editorial about an issue currently facing Staters, whether it be in the real world or the simulation. Do research. Interview people. Poll Staters to see what issues they feel strongly about.