CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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October 27, 2011
Media Literacy Question of the Day
How could a medical registry use media to inform people about the need for potential donors?
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Daily Discussion Questions
Why are representatives from European Union countries meeting in Belgium? What three challenges are these countries focusing on? How do you think that addressing these challenges might impact the global economy, if at all? What do you think that CNN's Fionnuala Sweeney means when says that "all our economies are tied"? Do you agree with her statement? If so, why? If not, why not?
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What has President Obama proposed with regard to paying for college? What are some possible arguments for and against this proposal? What factors do you think contribute to the cost of college? What do you think might be the benefits and risks of taking out student loans to pay for college versus other methods? If you are planning to go to college, how do you plan to cover the costs? Explain.
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Why might finding a bone marrow donor be more difficult for people who are of mixed race than for other people? What are some groups doing to try to increase the likelihood of finding matches between donors and mixed race recipients? How do you think that Imani Cornelius's life might change if a suitable donor is found?
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