Annie Holmquist

Annie Holmquist

Senior Writer

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Annie is a senior writer for 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

The Education System Loves Promoting Anti-Bullying… Until Homeschoolers Do the Same

For many American parents, the idea that their child is talented enough to land a small role in a famous Broadway musical would be enough to burst a few buttons. But imagine that this same child went to Broadway intending to try for a small role and...

Why So Many Lovers Don’t ‘Grow Old with Me’

When holidays like Valentine’s Day come upon us, it seems like every other news article has something to do with the escalation of one-night stands via Tinder, the state of divorce rates, and the ways one can know if an individual is “the one.” So...

School Tells Girls They Can’t Say ‘No’ When Asked to Dance….Because Inclusivity

Have you ever noticed that living in a politically correct world is akin to navigating a field of landmines?   The truth of this metaphor recently made itself apparent in the realm of Valentine-themed dances.   The first...

7 Simple Ways Parents Can Prepare Their Children for Adulthood

In a recent article for The Washington Post, college instructor Shannon Reed gives voice to what many American adults have long feared, namely, that today’s college students are unable to fend for themselves in an adult world. According to Reed,...

Are Schools Seeking to Raise Social Justice Warriors?

Famed educator Maria Montessori once said: “Travel stories teach geography; insect stories lead the child into natural science; and so on. The teacher, in short, can use reading to introduce her pupils to the most varied subjects; and the...

Bended-Knee Proposals: Reconsidering the Tradition

Whenever a major holiday like Christmas, New Year’s, or Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s almost a given that some friend or acquaintance from Facebook will get engaged. Their smiling faces will show up in your feed, and if you’re lucky, maybe even a...

Men Drive Faster than Women… and it’s Okay to Acknowledge this Fact

It’s not often that someone has the courage to make a straightforward, common sense observation that goes against cultural talking points. When that does happen, however, it’s hard to keep from laughing outright, which is what I did when I came...

Father-Daughter Dances Are No Longer Politically Correct

Around Valentine’s Day, it’s not uncommon to see pictures of little girls dressed up, smiling, and excited to go with their dads to a father-daughter dance. Such has long been the case at New York PS 65, a public elementary school on Staten Island...

Are You an ‘Educable’ Person?

America has problems. Make that statement to just about any man on the street and one would find widespread support for it, regardless of the political party with which one identifies. The question is, where do these problems stem from? There...

Is Direct Primary Care the Future of Medicine?

As a fairly healthy individual, I have little occasion to visit the doctor. As such, I spend little time thinking about the costs of healthcare. But last fall, a slight skin issue sent me to my local clinic. The doctor saw me for five minutes,...

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