Grunge fonts ruled the late 90s as staffs tried to achieve an edgy look. Traditional font favorites were discarded as too boring. With the turn of the century came a move toward simpler, more straightforward typography.
Advisers can take heart. Yearbook staffs are full of teens creating a publication for teens. They usually will know what is trendy and cool and what is not. Trust them, but give them some direction. That is the recommendation of a few yearbook advisers whose yearbooks, or who themselves, have recently won national awards.