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

Why America Has a Generation of ‘Little Men’

There’s a lot of talk these days about the problem with young, uninspired, and allegedly lazy males. According to Pew Research, this problem is evident in the fact that young men ages 18 to 34 are more likely to live at home with a parent than...

Are American Schools Creating a ‘Stupefied’ Generation?

In recent months, it has been reported that studying and performing Shakespeare has dramatic effects on the academic performance of young students. In fact, one school in Australia found their exam scores increased more than 40 percentage points...

Why More Parents Need to Say ‘No’ to Their Children

When I was around 5 years old, a neighbor friend of mine had a huge, Victorian dollhouse. She never seemed all that interested in it, but I thought it was beautiful. So much so, that in the years following, I would often look longingly at similar...

There’s a Simple Reason Why More Women aren’t CEOs

Did you ever read the novel Pollyanna as a child? If so, you may remember the scene where stern Aunt Polly lays out a strict schedule for her niece, Pollyanna. This daily to-do list dampens the effervescent Pollyanna, who exclaims: “Oh, but...

One Simple Way to Raise Children to be Leaders

Whether they admit it or not, almost every parent entertains visions of greatness for their child from the moment he is born. He’ll be a businessman, or a college professor, or maybe even the President of the United States. Unfortunately, it’s...

Camille Paglia: Neo feminism teaching women to live in ‘a permanently juvenile condition’

Not long ago, feminist scholar and activist Camille Paglia made waves when she excoriated those who insist on the use of genderless pronouns: “How dare you, you sniveling little maniac, tell us how we’re going to use pronouns. Go take a hike!”...

City: 'If something is not permitted it is prohibited.'

Should Americans have a right to garden in their own yards? If you looked at this question, shook your head, and answered, “Of course! Why would we not?” then it would seem there is still some common sense left in the world. Unfortunately,...

Prof: 3 Reasons Lack of Manners is Killing the University

Over the weekend, University of North Carolina professor Molly Worthen penned an article for The New York Times intriguingly titled, “U Can’t Talk to Ur Professor Like This.” As the article infers, the popular concept of parents allowing children...

How One Mother Sends Her Kids to College at Age 11

By now, you may have heard of Carson and Cannan Huey-You. The two brothers hail from Texas and are making news this graduation season as one is graduating from Texas Christian University with a degree in physics, while the other is graduating from a...

Ben Sasse's 5 Steps to Raising a Successful Adult

Ben Sasse is the junior senator from Nebraska. However, before his tenure as senator, Sasse was the president of Midland University. As such, Sasse likely had many opportunities to observe the type of young people who will lead our nation in years...

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