May 31st, 2012
08:40 PM ET

A Ban on 'Sugary' Drinks?

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says more than half of New York City's adults are overweight or obese, and he believes that banning large, "sugary" drinks in restaurants will help reduce the problem.  If it becomes law, the proposal would make it illegal for restaurants to sell certain drinks in sizes larger than 16 ounces.

There's no shortage of critics of this plan.  McDonald's, Coca-Cola, and some everyday New Yorkers believe that restaurants should be able to sell whatever size beverages they want - and that consumers should be able to buy them.  Others support the proposal, saying it would help cut down on unhealthy diets.

What we'd like to know is what you think of the mayor's proposal.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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May 28th, 2012
06:15 PM ET

What's on your summer schedule?

Summer is just around the corner. In fact, it's already started for some of you who have finished up the school year. So what's on your summer calendar? Is your family planning to take a vacation? Do you have a summer job lined up, or are you looking forward to just hanging around the house?

Here's a chance to tell us how you'll be spending the next few months.

Jordan Bienstock, Writer

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May 24th, 2012
11:57 AM ET

Texting Someone Who's Driving

It's a lawsuit that involves a 19-year-old who was apparently texting while driving - and the girlfriend who was allegedly texting him from another location.  You'll see this story on Thursday's show, and we're hoping you'll weigh in here.

In most states, it's illegal to text while driving.  But does the person who's texting the driver from somewhere else also share some of the responsibility?  Or is it only the driver who's ultimately responsible?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

Filed under: News Coverage
May 22nd, 2012
04:32 PM ET

Defining Character

Many of the schools around Atlanta have the word "character" on their signs outside.  Merriam-Webster defines character as having "moral excellence and firmness"; Dictionary.com adds "ethical quality."

Character is especially noticeable in those who serve, from the CNN Hero featured in Wednesday's show to the men and women who've served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

So as Memorial Day approaches, we'd like you to tell us how you'd define character.  And be sure to keep watching to see if your comments are featured on CNN Student News!

Carl Azuz, Anchor

Filed under: News Coverage
May 15th, 2012
04:48 PM ET

Advice for High School Graduates

If you haven't heard it already, you will:  Parents, uncles, aunts, cousins, friends, teachers and CNN Student News anchors are almost always willing to give you advice on how to plan your future.  This time around, though, we're giving you graduating seniors and underclassmen the virtual microphone–

What advice do you have for the Class of 2012?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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May 6th, 2012
03:54 PM ET

Taking Time to Appreciate Teachers

Monday is the official beginning of Teacher Appreciation Week, and CNN Student News is looking to honor educators worldwide!

We'd like to get your feedback on how a teacher positively impacted your life.  For instance, Mrs. Long and Mrs. Kling saw the writer in me and helped develop the skill, and Mr. Kirkland was as entertaining as he was informative about life science.

How has a teacher made your life better?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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May 2nd, 2012
02:44 PM ET

Overcoming Bullying

We've heard a lot from our audience about the issue of bullying, and Thursday's show brings you a story about a girl who overcame it.  She discusses the "inner power" she found when she got to high school, and this led to an effort that improved her life and the lives of others whom she inspired.

After seeing the report, we'd love to hear your ideas on the positive ways in which students can respond to bullying.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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