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Trivia Tuesday X: Money

Trivia Tuesday X: Money

Annie O'Brien, health and wellness editor

January 8, 2019

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Four neediest cases

Four neediest cases

Emma Lingo, Sophie Chappell, Claire Boysen, and Kiden Smith

December 4, 2018

For the third year in a row, TKC has decided to tackle the Four Neediest Cases project, inspired by St. Louis Post Dispatch’s 100 Neediest Cases features. Each holiday season, TKC sends out four staffers to speak with four students at KHS. These students have told TKC about their families' stories...

Your athletes owe you nothing

Your athletes owe you nothing

Austin Cleveland, sports writer

September 10, 2018

We’ve seen it in the most star-studded athletes in recent American sports history. LeBron James, Wayne Gretzky, Kevin Durant, Albert Pujols, the list goes on. Talented players bring joy to fans to the point they feel entitled to it. A player pursuing opportunities elsewhere might as well flip the bird to ...

Bit Bubble: My Dreams of Becoming a Crypto King

Bit Bubble: My Dreams of Becoming a Crypto King

Jack Bugee, parsnip editor

May 14, 2018

On the brink of riches, or so I thought. From the first investment, I knew I would be on top of the world. Throwing money at the internet with an unclear way of how to take it out was a business venture I had to get behind. Being a savvy investor, I saw the overwhelming success of Bitcoin but chose to...

Every last penny

Every last penny

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

March 1, 2018

With the recent budget crisis, TKC decided to look into the state of finances at KHS, in addition to how well the budget is being managed. The preferred viewing method for this story is in full screen. ...

Still a destination district?

Still a destination district?

Abby Carpenter, news-features editor

March 2, 2017

KSD board of Education approved Proposition A, an operating tax increase of 78 cents per 100 dollars of assessed value, July 20, 2015. Proposition A was voted down by the Kirkwood community on Nov. 3, 2015. In December 2015, 52 staff positions were cut throughout the district. Proposition K, a tax levy...

From cows to credit

From cows to credit

Emma McNail, features editor

March 8, 2016

Humans seem to have always needed a system of giving and getting; you give me this and I’ll give you that. However, over the past 10,000 years, forms of money around the world have come and gone here is a timeline of currency through the ages.  ...

Operating costs

Operating costs

Abby Carpenter, news writer

March 2, 2016

*Editor's note: The figure under transportation is now correct. ...

Fat wallets mean fat smiles

Fat wallets mean fat smiles

Emma McNail, features editor

March 1, 2016

“Have you ever seen a sad person on a WaveRunner?” When comedian Daniel Tosh posed this question during his performance of  Completely Serious  in 2007, the audience laughed, but the point Tosh made wasn’t a joke. WaveRunners cost around $10,000 and WaveRunners make people happy, so by the transitive property, $10,000 mak...

Big World. Big Money. Big Mac.

Big World. Big Money. Big Mac.

Justin Sweeney, features writer

February 29, 2016

With 167 currencies across the planet, currency exchange can be a difficult concept to grasp. While a U.S. dollar may be close in value to a Euro, other currencies, such as the Indonesian Rupiah, have vastly different values altogether. In 1986, The Economist developed the “Big Mac Index” as a g...

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