March 11th, 2008
06:22 PM ET


There was a lot of talk last weekend about losing an hour of sleep for the daylight-saving time switch.  (You can see our report about it in last Friday's show.)  Now that you're in the middle of the first week of DST, how are you holding up?  Feel any effects of springing forward, like trouble staying awake in biology?  Or are you happy to have the sunlight around an hour longer in the evening?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

Filed under: Feedback
March 9th, 2008
07:15 PM ET

Triceratops for Sale

$734,000 may seem a little steep for anything you'd put in your house; I think my coffee table was about a hundred bucks.  Then again, my coffee table didn't once weigh five tons and roam the earth 65 million years ago.

One of my friends owns a racecar.  Another has an antique biplane; a third has an air hockey table; someone else I know has an autographed photo of Clive Owen.  One thing I guarantee, though:  NO ONE has a real, fossilized triceratops in her living room.  And maybe that's why it's expected to fetch a price that's higher than most houses cost.

Would it be creepy to have at home?  I don't think so.  Triceratops were herbivores, so even when they had skin and heartbeats, we wouldn't have been on the menu.  After Jurassic Park, though, I don't plan on bidding for the next velociraptor or T-rex that hits the auction block...

Carl Azuz, Anchor

Filed under: News Coverage
March 6th, 2008
10:51 PM ET

Full-Screen from the Site!

Requests granted:  You can now view CNN Student News full-screen from CNNStudentNews.com!  All you need to do is start playing the show and then double-click on it; we should fill up your monitor after that, as long as you have Flash version 9 or better installed (and that's an easy download if you don't)...

Thank you for writing in - we hope you get a kick out of the new, full-screen visibility of our show.  Have a great weekend, and don't forget to spring forward!

Carl Azuz, Anchor

Filed under: Uncategorized
March 4th, 2008
10:45 PM ET

Have a Hug...A Quick One

A couple aspects of Wednesday's hugging story that I really liked:  The protest was peaceful, and the students and administrators were able to work out an agreement on a new rule.  I don't remember if my high school had a rule about stuff like this; I don't think it was spelled out, but of course teachers could split up anything they thought was inappropriate.

What I think is kind-of amusing about what happened in Arizona:  How are they gonna enforce it?  It's funny to think of teachers standing in the halls with stopwatches, telling two-second violators to split up or sit up in detention.  On the other hand, who wants to do all that hugging anyway, especially after P.E.?  "I just ran two miles and I smell like socks.  Let's hug."

Carl Azuz, Anchor

Filed under: Uncategorized
March 4th, 2008
10:06 PM ET

Texting Trouble

Confession time:  I text.  And I occasionally walk into stuff while doing it.  Now I haven't broken an arm or a leg of my own (yet), but there are a couple smashed-up steamrollers, cracked concrete columns, and dented dump trucks that collided with this anchor on the move...

Anyway, smack talk aside, that's why I think that our texting report from Wednesday's show is so interesting.  Imagine having corners and posts in your city (or at your school) wrapped in thick padding so that students didn't get hurt while texting!

Carl Azuz, Anchor

Filed under: Behind the scenes • News Coverage
March 3rd, 2008
05:01 PM ET

Project: Women's History Month

Hey, y'all – can you help me out?  This month, I'll be putting together several reports on women making history, and I'd like to know whom YOU'd pick.  I'm not looking for the folks who show up in portraits and sepia photos in your history books, though their contributions are outstanding.  I'd like to do something a little different – something on women currently making history.  We're talking Danica Patrick and Mia Hamm.  So if you have any suggestions, leave 'em here!

The fine print:  It has to be someone who's making history, not just headlines.  (I don't want someone just because she's a star; I want someone who's changing the world – who's the first to do something.)  Let me know if you have any ideas, and if I use your suggestion, I'll give you credit on the show!

Carl Azuz, Anchor

Filed under: Feedback
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