Annie Holmquist

Annie Holmquist

Research Associate

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Annie is a research associate 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 Millennials Are Having So Much Trouble ‘Adulting’

Not long ago it was announced that “The Adulting School” was open for business. Its mission was to teach young millennials to do the basic tasks of life, such as cooking and time management, which they had somehow failed to acquire in their...

Can Homeschooling Break the ‘Glass Ceiling’?

The BBC recently held the “100 Women Challenge,” which highlighted various females and their success in breaking the glass ceiling. One of these women is Camille Eddy, a 23-year-old STEM major who is now interning in Silicon Valley as a mechanical...

One-Third of Young Americans Say Complimenting a Woman's Looks is Sexual Harassment

t seems we have launched into a full-blown epidemic of sexual misconduct in the short time since the Harvey Weinstein allegations surfaced. Roy Moore, Al Franken, and Charlie Rose are only a few of the individuals who have been outed as allegedly...

Doctor Explains Why It’s Not Prudish to Encourage Modesty

When a couple of young female passengers were barred from boarding a United Airlines flight because they were wearing leggings, the internet exploded with accusations of sexism. When high school girls in Los Angeles showed up to school in...

Canadian T.A. Reveals that Objective Truth is Not the Goal of Higher Education

Look at the majority of students in higher education today and one will come away with the idea that they are unable to handle debate or uncomfortable ideas. But Lindsay Shepherd is challenging that stereotype. Shepherd is a master’s student at...

Another Study Reveals Pre-K May Hurt Kids Over Time

Sending young children to school at the age of three or four is increasingly becoming the norm for American parents. The fact is, everyone wants to see their child succeed, and conventional wisdom suggests that the earlier a child is exposed to...

Most Parents Don’t Talk to Their Kids, Survey Shows

There’s an increasing awareness in America that many individuals can no longer discuss various issues with each other in a calm, reasonable, and civil manner. This is particularly true when it comes to issues, beliefs, and political ideas. ...

Professor Makes Students Cluck Like a Chicken When Beginning a Statement With ‘I Feel’

The millennial generation is often considered to be one of the most educated in recent history. But as some college professors have been discovering, their education is not one of factual, truth-filled knowledge. Instead, it is one based on fancy,...

Childhood Expert: Current Education System Will Soon ‘Disappear’

Professionally, Peter Gray is known for his prominent book on psychology and for his professorship at Boston College. To the general public, however, Gray is perhaps best known for his book Free to Learn, which argues that the institutional nature...

‘Wimpy Kid’ Author Explains Why Today’s Kids Can’t Hold Conversations

When it comes to some of the most popular reading material for today’s kids, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid collection dominates the list. Written by Jeff Kinney, the series follows the ups and downs of middle school life for the fictitious Greg Heffley...

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