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(CNN Student News) -- March 31, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What kinds of anti-bullying messages have you seen or heard? In your opinion, are these messages effective? If so, why? If not, what kinds of messages about bullying do you think that your peers might respond to? Explain.

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'Fixes' Bill Signed/Student Loan Changes

According to the report: What change to the college student loan system was signed into law yesterday? What are the potential benefits of the new law? How have critics responded to this change?

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Do you think that the change in the student loan law will affect you? Why or why not?

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H1N1 Concerns

What is H1N1? What announcement has the CDC made recently about H1N1?

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In your opinion, has awareness of H1N1 changed in your school and community since last year? If so, how?

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Russia Subway Attack

What images are seen in the program that demonstrate how people have reacted to Monday's subway attacks in Moscow?

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Can you think of any other ways that people mourn publicly? What do you think that these memorials might offer to people who participate in them?

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Bullying

According to the report, what circumstances may have contributed to Phoebe Prince's death? How have authorities reacted to her suicide?

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What kinds of acts do you think constitute bullying? What do you think should be the consequences for someone who bullies another person?

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In your opinion, what role should students, parents and school officials play when acts of bullying are seen or have been reported? What, if anything, do you think could be done to prevent bullying?

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What resources are you aware of for students that may be depressed or considering suicide? In your opinion, what can be done to increase awareness of these resources among teens?

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Colliding Particles

What is the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)? What do scientists hope to discover by using the LHC?

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What analogy does Bill Nye use to explain the use of the LHC? What other analogies, if any, have helped you understand difficult concepts?

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