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

The Logical Fallacy Campus Protesters Never Learned

It seems a month can’t go by without some new report of a college guest speaker being shouted down by students. Some examples include the following: A September 2016 talk at Georgetown University given by Benjamin Netanyahu was interrupted by...

Society Sends Too Many Mixed Messages to Boys

Participation in the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts has been a rite of passage for many young Americans for decades. But in recent years, these two organizations have gone from being a simple part of youth to a battleground for the political ideas...

Want to Raise a Capable Adult? Have Your Child Do These 5 Activities

There have been several hopeful signs coming out of the doom and gloom generation – also known as millennials – in the last few months which seem to signal that they may finally be growing up. The first sign can be seen in birth rates, which,...

How Does Porn Affect Relationships?

The death of Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy Magazine, left many wondering about his legacy. Some argued that the sexual liberation that Hefner helped lead was a good thing. Others, who saw his magazine as the mainstreaming of pornography (chart...

Why Are We So Afraid of Boredom?

I opened my window the other afternoon, intending to let a whiff of fall float through the room for a while. But instead of moving on as I intended, I stopped and looked down at the scene below. There sat my little neighbor girl, busily engaged with...

Hollywood is Gushing About Ashley Judd’s Bravery, But Don’t Forgot About Jessica Hynes

It has long been suspected that Hollywood gives lip-service to one thing but does another. The sexual allegations against Harvey Weinstein, followed by his firing, seem to confirm this idea. For those unfamiliar with the case, The New York Times...

Study: Free College is Bad for Students

One of the anomalies of the 2016 presidential election was the fact that an old white guy from Vermont was able to captivate a diverse audience of young millennials. The most obvious reason for Bernie Sanders’s popularity was his advocacy for...

The Source of America’s Division: Not What We’ve Thought?

Pundits today are fond of saying that Americans are divided because of a broad slate of reasons, race and gender being two primary ones. But according to a new Pew survey, these reasons may not be dividing America nearly as much as we’ve been led...

Mussolini’s Description of Fascism Sounds a Lot Like Antifa

One of the fascinating things about the chaotic culture on America’s college campuses is the unlikely bedfellows it is producing. Particularly striking are the liberal professors who are speaking out against students agitating for the adoption of...

Three Atheists Explain Why the Bible Should Be Taught in Schools

Ask most Americans if the Bible should be read in schools and a majority will likely say no. After all, the Supreme Court ruled in 1963 that states and school boards may not require the Bible to be read in schools… so doesn’t that mean that its...

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