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.
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Variations on a theme
By Sarah Scherffius, Mitchell High School in Pasco County, Art teacher Donna Fulton
Thanks to all who have sent us words and works of art for June, July and August. Your work on the theme of your choice has been so impressive we decided not to wait until July to share some of it, along with a couple of pieces about June's theme, "allowance tales." (We'll publish more on the open theme in July, August and September, so keep your creativity coming; please see the instructions below on how to submit your work.)

'Tomb Raider' is for game junkies only
Movie: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Saying 'hello' and then nothing
"Hello" is one of the first words most of us say after "dad," "mom" and "goodbye." I remember seeing a book my parents had entitled What Do You Say After You Say Hello? You won't find me reading it, but it does describe my problem. When I walk into a room I have no idea as to how to proceed beyond hello. If I am lucky enough to think of something to say, I can't seem to get my mouth to cooperate with my brain. When I do make my lame attempt to be verbal and speak up, I speak so quietly that it seems no one acknowledges I am even in the near vicinity. I then go inside myself and have conversations not about what they are saying but about my shy, backward and introverted self.


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.

The best present I ever gave (Dec 25, 2000)

What I am most thankful for is . . . (Nov. 27, 2000)

Who are You? (Jan. 29, 2001)

Horseplay (Feb. 26, 2001)

A vision of high school artists (March 26, 2001)

Middle school magic (April 30, 2001)

Money Stuff: Get it! Spend it! Keep it!
Welcome back to the St. Petersburg Times' Newspaper in Education page. This year's 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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