In Wednesday's CNN Student News, we hear about some things that are being done in an effort to get people to stop texting while they drive. We all hear about the dangers of texting while driving; we know that it can result in accidents, even fatal ones, but we still see people doing it. So we want to know: Why do you think that people still text and drive?
Donna Krache, Executive Producer
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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
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
The CNN Student News team has a lot going on this summer. We’re working on some summer shows that will appear on our website each week and some new things you’ll see in August. Of course, there will always be a few days to just relax as well.
What are you doing this summer? Are you working? Traveling? Hanging out with friends? We’d love to hear how your summer is going here on our blog.
Don’t forget, you can also send us an iReport video or photo if you are 13 or older. Go to our homepage, CNNStudentNews.com and look for the “In the Spotlight” section. Click on “Send us your iReports.”
–The CNN Student News Team
As many of you know, CNN Student News has viewers around the world. Many have sent us emails or left questions on Facebook asking what they can do to help the people of Japan. A good place to start is CNN's Impact Your World. Go to http://www.cnn.com/impact and check it out.
Another thing you can do is to leave some words of encouragement for your fellow students in Japan. You're welcome to use this space to share your thoughts.
Beginning this week, some chronically late students in the Boston area will begin getting automated wake-up calls starting at 6:15 a.m. Some like the idea and believe it could get more students to school, more of the time. Others think school officials are going too far.
We're curious to know who you think should be responsible for getting you to school on time.
Jeremy Dunn, Producer
An unearthed time capsule could give people in Christchurch, New Zealand a portal to learn what life in their city was like more than 100 years ago.
It got us thinking: if you were building a time capsule to represent your generation, what would you include? What one item or artifact would best describe the time you live in to people in the future?
The terrible events of September 11, 2001 changed the U.S. You probably know about the terrorist attacks and the emotions that Americans and others around the world experienced that day. What are your thoughts on the ninth anniversary of 9/11? Do you plan to observe the day in any special way?
It's a decision that's generating a lot of disagreement among scientists and astronauts: President Obama is canceling plans to send astronauts to the moon, while he's pushing for a new strategy that could, among other things, put a person on Mars. He's promising NASA more money, but critics say more jobs will be lost with both the moon plan and the space shuttle program coming to an end.
What do you think the nation's priorities should be when it comes to the space program?
There's only one way to get a Shoutout dedicated to your school: Have your teacher take an original picture of the school, send it to us in an iReport, and we'll do our best to get it on the air.
A link to the iReport site is "In the Spotlight" on our home page. We love to feature your schools on CNN Student News, so please send in your picture today!
Take a study break and find out what's filling the notebook of CNN Student News anchor Carl Azuz. We love your comments. Remember, keep them on topic and only use your first name.
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