September 8th, 2008
09:40 PM ET

Staying Punny...

...if not always funny:  You voted, and we decided.  We're keeping the puns.

Thank you all for writing in, even if you voted against the puns.  We don't just want your opinions - we want to include you in our show, which is why we sometimes do "blog reports" and why we asked you whether we should keep the puns in.  In fact, we started this blog site to give you a voice in CNN Student News.  Your response has been excellent, and we hope you'll continue to log on and shout out your thoughts throughout the school year!


Carl Azuz, Anchor

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soundoff (55 Responses)
  1. Lauren

    I am so happy that you're keeping the puns! They made my day and my Wednesdays through Fridays all of last year. You were the talk of my high school, and the reason we love you, Carl. A bunch of us were even thinking of getting together and making "We Love Carl" t-shirts, with a list of all of your best puns. Keep up the good work!

    September 8, 2008 at 9:47 pm |
  2. Tiffany

    I love the Monday's pun! Keep it punny!

    September 8, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  3. Megan

    Hey Carl,
    I'm so excited you decided to keep the puns! Since I've been watching the show for almost three years now it is just a part of the show to me. And the pun at the end of every show is always something fun, (though cheesy) to look forward to! Im always wondering to myself, "what will he say next?" You continue to suprise me with the exeedingly cheesy puns! Keep them coming Carl! Thanks!

    September 8, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
  4. Corrissa

    YAY!! So glad that the puns are staying!!! Me and my classmates live in China and are homeschooled together, we think that CNN student news is the highlight and the puns always make us laugh!!! :p

    September 8, 2008 at 11:20 pm |
  5. Alice

    The "pun-nishment" was the best pun yet!

    September 9, 2008 at 2:04 am |
  6. Elder

    Thank you for the opportunity to allow viewers to respond. We appreciate your efforts in this area.

    Woodside Middle School
    8th grade Social Studies

    September 9, 2008 at 7:40 am |
  7. Rina

    THat's cool that your staying with puns. That's awesome! Ican't wait to hear the next one.

    September 9, 2008 at 8:01 am |
  8. Rina

    Sorry about the mistakes.

    September 9, 2008 at 8:02 am |
  9. destiny

    Hey I really thaink you sould keep the puns because when I am having a bad day Mrs. Emmert would put cnn on & it helps me have a good day but she has to put cnn on

    September 9, 2008 at 8:03 am |
  10. elijah

    I think you should keep on punning some people need a laugh or two in the morning.

    September 9, 2008 at 8:03 am |
  11. Filemon

    Yes I knew the puns would stay .Now we can all enjoy the puns at the end of CNN Sudent News . We can always stay punny. Mrs.Emmert`Class

    September 9, 2008 at 8:11 am |
  12. Ivan

    You should keep staying punny because I enjoy it and it is awesome. Mrs. Emmert's class

    September 9, 2008 at 8:12 am |
  13. Ashton

    I think your puns are realy cool. Its cool how you come up with one everyday. But somedays there not always funny. But you should still keep them. Keep Your Puns Dude

    September 9, 2008 at 8:12 am |
  14. Tre', Charis and Tavius

    Wow! We were gettin really tense about the pun vote.

    September 9, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  15. Claire


    September 9, 2008 at 9:04 pm |
  16. Claire

    KEEP EM!

    September 9, 2008 at 9:05 pm |
  17. Sara

    The pun's punch their way to the top of the charts!!! 😀

    September 9, 2008 at 9:10 pm |
  18. Olivia

    KEEP THE PUNS!!!!!

    September 9, 2008 at 9:57 pm |
  19. Tiffany to Corrissa

    I'm homeschooled, too! Which grade are you in?

    September 10, 2008 at 4:46 am |
  20. Mary

    Hey i m so glad your keeping the puns, student news without puns... thats a crime

    September 10, 2008 at 6:52 pm |
  21. Lizz


    September 10, 2008 at 8:50 pm |
  22. Jo Jo

    You guys kept the puns yay 🙂

    September 10, 2008 at 9:42 pm |
  23. Jo Jo

    You guys kept the puns yay :-). It wouldn't be cnn student news without them

    September 10, 2008 at 9:42 pm |
  24. Darla

    heres a request, if you ever have a story about something in the sea you should say "Well thats the end of our CNNemone. (like sea anemone" lol! well bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 10, 2008 at 10:43 pm |
  25. Adrian

    Keeping the puns isn't a bad Idea, just make them better

    September 11, 2008 at 11:11 pm |
  26. Chris

    Keep the puns, they are good, clean, corny, humor!

    September 12, 2008 at 4:29 pm |
  27. Lexie

    i just now started watching your show in social studies and the puns are the best part. everyday i look forward to watching your show.
    thanks for making my school fun! 🙂

    September 12, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  28. Ashley

    Thank the waffle lord you're keeping the puns! I love you and your puns, Carl!! 😀

    September 12, 2008 at 9:46 pm |
  29. Mahum

    I hate puns...
    you need to be more mature than that !

    your on CNN


    September 13, 2008 at 11:22 am |
  30. grshen

    Great puns!

    I'm totally glad you kept the puns... our whole class voted 'yes'.

    That's... good. lol. But anyway, I think you guys, and all the people out there who voted yes, did a great job doing that. Thanks for keeping the awesome puns!!! 😀

    September 13, 2008 at 7:48 pm |
  31. Emily

    it is great that you guys are keeping the puns !!! 🙂

    September 14, 2008 at 7:45 pm |
  32. jakob

    Keep the puns! They are so funny and lighten me up every day. Keep it up.

    September 16, 2008 at 10:35 am |
  33. Kaitlyn

    YAY you kept them there funny because they dont make sence

    September 16, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  34. *Logan O. *

    Yeah I'm glad the puns got to stay they maybe stupid but thats what makes it pun-ny. (get it Carl)

    September 16, 2008 at 8:23 pm |
  35. thomas

    puns or okay, but i think u need words of wisdom, like quotes from whenever, like "give me liberty and give me death" quotes.

    September 16, 2008 at 8:48 pm |
  36. potatoes

    puns okay, but u need quotes! like quotes of menain that has a meanin behind the meanin! =)

    September 16, 2008 at 8:50 pm |
  37. Emma

    I am TOTALLY, UNDENIABLY, POSITIVELY, ESTATIC!!! that you have decided to keep the puns!!!! I LOVE THEM! They're so funny! You rock Carl Azuz!

    September 16, 2008 at 8:54 pm |
  38. LaKota

    Honestly, if you read this Carl, the writers of the puns are amazing, and you pull them off with such grace. It's amazing how you can do something you know many hate, just for the sake of putting a smile of a few students in the class. Even my teacher, Miss. Bell LOVES the puns. Haha. She gives a laugh along with the echos of groaning and complaining about them. I, personally, enjoy them. It puts me in a good mood to think about it. 'What pun will he do with this story?' and bam. You come off with this amazing one. Good job!

    September 17, 2008 at 9:07 pm |
  39. sitara

    although the puns aren't that great.............. thank goodness you're keeping them...

    September 18, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  40. Mrs.Kohlers 6th Grade class

    Ur puns make my class laugh just because they r so lame! thats y we love them! If we miss one we make our teacher rewind it so we can hear it. UP WITH THE LAME PONS!!!-shannon

    September 19, 2008 at 10:33 am |
  41. Samantha

    i think that it is a good idea for kids to be able to retake a test, because alot of kids do try and sometimes they are really disappoint on the grade they got because they know they could have done way better. but i think that the teacher should only let kids retake the test if they really seemed like they try there best.

    September 19, 2008 at 1:27 pm |
  42. Sophia :-)

    Mrs.Taylor's Geography class loves the puns 😀 Well, most of us do...

    September 19, 2008 at 8:46 pm |
  43. Trenton

    dude no really, every time u say one huggans goes crazy...and its weird so i think u should take a re-vote...

    September 21, 2008 at 3:53 am |
  44. er

    I LOVE the puns Carl keep it up! keep it cool!

    September 21, 2008 at 10:34 am |
  45. Anonomys

    My Social Studies teacher thinks that you are his hero and he loves the puns. If you didn't keep them he told our class that he would cry... haha

    September 21, 2008 at 7:56 pm |
  46. Maggie

    Your puns are great!!

    My teacher thinks they are fun too.

    Student news wouldn't be the same.

    September 21, 2008 at 10:14 pm |
  47. chelsea

    i think that you should keep the puns. my class loves them. they fill us with joy!!

    September 22, 2008 at 8:55 am |
  48. Brady

    Your puns are cool, they are a good way to end the show

    September 22, 2008 at 10:10 am |
  49. Emily

    yaaaaay! i love the puns! theyre cheesey but thats part of the reason why i love CNN student news!

    September 22, 2008 at 6:12 pm |
  50. summer

    great my 8th grade class listens for the puns every 4 period

    September 23, 2008 at 11:31 am |
  51. Samuel


    September 29, 2008 at 6:40 pm |
  52. Lukas

    keep the puns only if they are better!!!!

    October 6, 2008 at 7:48 am |
  53. Selia

    YAY! im so glad that you kept the puns carl!
    our class lurvessssss all of you puns!
    last year we'd always get so excited cuz we got to watch you every day!
    but this year we dont....but every time we do everbody's like
    "YAY CARL!"
    you should add some more EXTRA cheesy puns like last year
    or just funny things like the potatoes song!!!!!!!!!

    October 15, 2008 at 9:45 pm |
  54. Chris

    Carl! Please do keep the puns. My whole class is in love with Carl Azuz and his cheezy, but "punny" puns! Keep up the good work LMS loves them!

    October 20, 2008 at 8:51 pm |
  55. nick

    u are cool ceep puning do u like pie if u do show this comment on the show.

    October 23, 2008 at 1:05 pm |