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May 28th, 2013
06:45 PM ET

Overcoming Adversity

Chelesa Fearce was homeless for most of the time she was in high school.  Sometimes, she went hungry; sometimes, she slept in her family's car.  But she never gave up on her education.  Instead, she excelled at it.

She scored a 1900 on the SAT.  Her GPA was 4.46.  She was her school's valedictorian, graduating with enough credits to enter college as a junior.  It's an unusual and incredible story of overcoming adversity, and it's proof of what can be achieved when someone doesn't give up.

If you have any stories of your own that involved overcoming the odds, we'd love to hear them.  They don't have to be as dramatic as this one; anytime you've faced hardship and persevered counts.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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May 21st, 2013
01:05 PM ET

Disaster in Oklahoma

Wednesday's show will be entirely devoted to coverage of the tornado disaster in Moore, Oklahoma.  You'll hear about the storm itself, the rescues taking place, and some of the efforts to help survivors.

If you'd like to share your thoughts on this tragedy, you're welcome to here.

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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May 19th, 2013
06:27 PM ET

A Good Tip

$446 is more than many servers make in DAYS of work...and yet, one young lady at an Indianapolis restaurant received that as a tip on a $6 bill.  It's not common, of course, but it got us debating about what a good tip is in general:  Is it 20 percent?  25 percent?

How much should diners leave for good service?

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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May 16th, 2013
06:38 PM ET

Graduation Plans

What are you planning to do after graduation?
We'd love to hear from you seniors on what your next steps will be.  And if you're planning something that's not listed on our Quick Poll, please let us know in a comment below!

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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May 13th, 2013
06:20 PM ET

The Influence of Public Figures

Scientist Stephen Hawking is at the center of an international controversy over a decision he made concerning the Middle East.  We cover the story in Tuesday's edition of CNN Student News.

Does it make a difference to you when public figures share their opinions on political issues?  How much influence do they have when they speak out about something outside of the field they're known for?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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May 8th, 2013
06:44 PM ET

In Honor of Teachers

It's Teacher Appreciation Week, and here's another place where you can shout out your favorite teacher.  (If you want to go for extra credit - at least from us - tell us what your favorite teacher does that makes him or her stand out!)

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May 6th, 2013
06:37 PM ET

Online Sales Tax?

Do you support or oppose the bill that would add state sales taxes to the items you buy online?

The U.S. government is considering a law that would require online sellers to charge sales tax.  (If a business on eBay, for example, doesn't have a store in your state, it's not required to collect a tax on what you buy.)

This would bring in a lot more money to states, but online shoppers would be paying more.  It would help some businesses but hurt others.  So you can see why there's a lot of disagreement over the bill.

What do you think?

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April 29th, 2013
06:35 PM ET

A Pro Athlete's Announcement

Yesterday, professional basketball player Jason Collins announced that he's gay.  On Tuesday's show, you'll hear some of Collins' reasons for his announcement - as well as a former teammate's reaction.  If you'd like to share your take on this, you can here.

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April 23rd, 2013
06:12 PM ET

Cameras, Privacy, and Security

At school, at stoplights, at the mall, on the street - you don't have to look very hard to find security cameras.  Some people feel this is an invasion of privacy - that it's impossible to go about our daily business without being recorded.  Others say it helps keep us safer - after all, security cameras helped identify the suspects in the Boston terror bombings.

Where do you stand on the debate?

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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April 16th, 2013
06:48 PM ET

Terror Attack in Boston

Wednesday's edition of CNN Student News is devoted exclusively to coverage of this week's terror attack in Boston.  Our prayers are going out for all of those affected, as well as the city itself.

If you'd like to share your thoughts on this tragedy, you're welcome to here.

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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