December 15th, 2010
03:28 PM ET

Career Connections: Are you connecting?

For the last few months in our Career Connections reports, we've had CNN professionals share their personal journeys in the field of journalism.  They've also provided great general advice for you as you think about a career you might want to pursue. And it's okay if you don't know what you want to do yet: I didn't know I wanted to be a journalist until my junior year in college.  I figured it out after realizing that I really enjoy television, I'm an inquisitive person, and I like to write short stories.  So what careers have sparked your interest?  Are you making any career connections with professionals in your fields of interest?

Tomeka Jones, Associate Producer

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December 7th, 2010
04:47 PM ET

No Saggy Pants Policy

The "No Saggy Pants Policy":
Memphis, Tennessee:  A middle school principal decides he's seen enough saggy pants, so he gives teachers zip ties that they can use as belts to hold students' pants up.  There's even a photo board that acts kinda like a wall of shame, showing pictures of the students with their pants hiked high.

Does the policy work?  Well, one teacher says that when all this started, he was giving zip ties to 80 students per week; now, that number is down to 18.  But I'd love to hear your impressions of this and whether you think it'd work at your school.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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December 5th, 2010
05:27 PM ET

Social Experiment

For one week, more than 400 Washington state students, teachers and school staff members are promising to unplug.  That means no texting, no Facebook, no Twitter, no cell phones.  It's all about encouraging face-to-face communication... but is it possible today?  What's the longest you could stay unplugged?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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December 2nd, 2010
04:22 PM ET

Polarizing Penalty

Do you agree with the penalty?

The referee flagged the running back for excessive celebration and said he was calling attention to himself; the running back said he was calling attention to Jesus.  The high school player says he's been doing this all year without being penalized, but now that he's been flagged, he plans to stop now and just point to the sky once he's off the field.

Would you?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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December 1st, 2010
06:52 PM ET

Value of Simulators

Your opinion on simulators:

Buckle up:  On Thursday, we're taking you to a simulator show in France.  And we're not just talking flight simulators, like you have on your computer.  There are simulators for everything from auto racing and shipping to motorcycling and diving.

For the most part, simulators are much cheaper than actually training on a plane, motorcycle or ship would be.  And they can help you learn how to deal with dangerous conditions a lot more easily (and safely) than flying in rough weather, for example.

But I know a lot of you are like me:  You have a flight or racing simulator on your computer that you play more for fun than actual training.

We're interested to see whether you think they're more valuable as learning tools or more fun as games.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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