I use Adobe InDesign to layout my pages. It's expensive (especially without the student discount), but I've found it abbsolutely indispensable. It's basically just drag-and-drop!
man, im totally broke...well not really, but I have to save so I actually have money to put this thing into print XD... how much was it though with a student's discount? do you have a picture of your zine layout using InDesign?