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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This isn't kid's stuff
Babysitter class
The American Red Cross course teaches children 11 and older everything from how to handle an emergency to how to hold a child. Story

It's like camping, only a lot louder
Editor's note: St. Petersburg Times reporter Wes Allison went from covering the governor's race in Florida to covering the front lines of the war in Iraq. For more than a month, he has been sending dispatches from the Middle East. Today, he sends a special dispatch to Xpress.

Sports writer covers the bases
With the Major League Baseball season just a couple of weeks old, St. Petersburg Times sports writer Marc Topkin's job is just heating up. Topkin, 41, covers baseball and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

The play’s the thing
Attention, budding playwrights, there's still time to write that prize-winning play.

Send us your Xpressions!
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.

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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