Xpress, the Coolest Section of the St. Petersburg Times, is the home for features, news and views of interest to young readers. Most of the work in Xpress, which appears on Mondays in Floridian, is produced by the Times' X-Team. The team of journalists ages 9-17 from around the Tampa Bay area is selected every year at the end of the school year to serve during the following school term. The current team of 12 was chosen out of 150 applicants. Watch for X-Team application forms in Xpress during the month of May.

Read the reviews by Xpress Film Critic Billy Norris

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Treasure Planet An animated 'Treasure'

Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale Treasure Island is transformed into a brilliant animated space adventure that has something for all ages. Story

Xpress Gourmet -- Panera: Baked to perfection
Kid-friendly Panera Bread Co. has locations around the Tampa Bay area and elsewhere in the United States. We went for dinner at its new location at 1908 Fourth St. N and had a wonderful experience.

Caught in the cheating trap
I never thought I would be dealing with this issue in my life. I know there are a lot of different ways and opportunities to cheat. I started listing all the things I didn't do to feel better about myself.

Wonderful 'Secrets' for older wizards
Movie: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

How to Xpress yourself
Xpressions, our monthly showcase for the art, writing and photography of students through the 12th grade, is looking for your work! Xpressions appears the last Monday of each month inside Floridian. Please read the following instructions before submitting your work, which must be based on the designated theme:

Teen magazine recognizes work by local girl
Guitars? Sam Ash Music of Tampa has them. Drums? They have those as well.

Good pet stewardship takes practice
SEMINOLE -- Lori Harris and her golden retriever, Sam, may not look like typical teachers.

Xpressions, is a monthly showcase for the art, writing and photography of students through the 12th grade. Xpressions appears the last Monday of each month.

Wonders of Florida This year's St. Petersburg Times Newspaper in Education series will be a journey exploring the awe-inspiring, marvelous state we call home. In this space each week you'll learn about some of the wonders of Florida. What makes this state and its people unique? What are some of the challenges of life in the Land of Flowers? You even may be surprised to find some of these wonders right outside your back door. Introduction, previous chapters and Web Links

Money Stuff: Get it! Spend it! Keep it!
The 2000-2001 series is about something we all love and wish we had more of: money.

Anne Frank: Lessons in human rights and dignity The 1999- 2000
Newspaper in Education series
Introduction, previous chapters and Web Links

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