Annie Holmquist

Annie Holmquist

Senior Writer

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Annie is a senior writer with Intellectual Takeout. In her role, she assists with website content production and social media messaging.  

Annie received a B.A. in Biblical Studies from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. She also brings 20+ years of experience as a music educator and a volunteer teacher – particularly with inner city children – to the table in her research and writing. 

In her spare time Annie enjoys the outdoors, gardening, reading, and events with family and friends.

Recent blog posts by this author

What’s Behind the Exodus of Black Students from Public Schools?

For a number of years, public education has been of utmost importance to those in the black community. This is partially because black access to equal public education was a hard-won victory procured by the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court...

Did Fashion Week Just Signal a Return to Classic Femininity?

If you’re one who prides yourself on staying abreast of the news, I’m sure you are well aware of a great event which took place both in the U.S. and London recently. It’s called Fashion Week, and seeks to highlight some of the trending looks for the...

3 Reasons College Students Ditched Free Speech

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s been increased concern over American views of free speech from both right and left-leaning groups. This concern was most recently underscored by the release of a survey on the First Amendment produced by the left...

How Participation Trophies are Infiltrating Report Cards

Report cards have long been the frightening moment of truth for children – and parents, for that matter – through the years. Everyone wants to experience the relief and thrill of an ice cream celebration over a whole slate of “As,” but all too often...

Half of Americans Don’t Know Free Speech is a Guaranteed Right

It’s been roughly 230 years since the American Constitution first debuted. Unfortunately, that length of time doesn’t seem to have solidified its presence in the American mind. In fact, many Americans cannot even name the most famous element of its...

Why It Matters That Kids No Longer Play with Wild Animals

When it comes to children’s stories, an old favorite of mine is The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett. Being a classic, many will know that the story revolves around three children who discover a long-abandoned garden. The garden soon becomes...

Why Interpretive Dance is Not Going to Set You Apart in the Workforce

There’s a semi-famous statement from academic Christina Hoff Sommers which says the following: Want to close wage gap? Step one: Change your major from feminist dance therapy to electrical engineering. Kentucky governor Matt Bevin appears...

Gender Dysphoria Treatments are Not Based on Scientific Method, Says Pediatrician

With individuals such as Caitlyn Jenner and TLC’s Jazz Jennings dominating headlines in recent years, the idea of transgenderism has launched to the forefront of public thought. This increased visibility has in turn spurred conversations about...

Why C.S. Lewis Would Have Sided with Today’s Cursive Writing Supporters

In the last several years, one of the more contentious education debates has revolved around cursive writing. Supporters of cursive often argue that learning long-hand is essential to reading our founding documents and other important bits of...

Why Do We Encourage Gender Specific Clothes for Transgender Kids, but Gender Neutral Clothes for Straight Kids?

For years, fashion industries have been trying to tell us what we should and should not wear. Hence, when the fashion industry decides it must market clothes that are PC, it stands to reason that the masses have no choice but to follow suit and...

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