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CNN Student News: Ten Questions

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(CNN Student News) -- October 11, 2007

1. What violent attack took place at SuccessTech Academy near downtown Cleveland, Ohio, yesterday? What are your thoughts and feelings regarding this event?

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2. What would you do if you heard that one of your peers was planning to commit a violent act? Would you report it? If so, to whom? If not, why not?

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3. Do you feel safe at your school? Why or why not? If not, what might students, parents, school administrators and law enforcement officials do to make you feel safer?

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4. What do Google Street View and Microsoft Virtual Earth enable Internet users to do?

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5. According to the program: Why are some people concerned about this type of technology? Why don't Internet privacy laws apply to Google maps?

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6. In your view, do the potential benefits of this technology outweigh its potential drawbacks? Explain.

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7. Who is Antonia Coello-Novello? What are some of her professional accomplishments? What experience inspired her to pursue a career in medicine? Can you think of other people whose adverse situations have inspired them to excel?

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8. According to the segment, what are the arguments for and against making English the official language for government business in Carpentersville, Illinois? What is your view on this issue?

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9. What role do you think that language plays in defining the culture of a community?

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10. How many languages are commonly spoken in your community? In your view, does language divide your community or give it a sense of identity? Explain.

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