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

This 40-Year-Old Statement about Evergreen College May Explain the Campus’ Current Upheaval

By now most of us have heard the name of The Evergreen State College. And by now, many of us are likely sick of it as well. The small state college was launched to national prominence early in 2017 when students protested statements made by Bret...

American Parents ‘Are Afraid of Their Own Kids,’ Physician Says

Family physician and author Dr. Leonard Sax has made a name for himself by seeking to restore common sense to today’s crazy world of child-rearing. He continues this quest toward restored sanity in a recent interview with the Centre for Addiction...

Half of Employers See Attitude Problems in Recent College Grads, Study Finds

The idea that a college education is the most important element in landing a job is continually impressed upon today’s young people. As a result, many head to the best university they can afford (or not afford). But if a recent report out of the...

Why One Principal Sought to Dumb Down a High School Critical Thinking Course

There are few things in this day and age that bring people from both sides of the political aisle together in agreement. But one of the few things which does bring agreement is the need for school courses that teach students to become logical and...

Why We Should Allow Boys to Fight

If you ever watched the old “Road to Avonlea” TV series, you may recall the episode in which a struggling actor poses as a school teacher and is hired by the desperate school board. The school lessons soon turn into episodes of high drama, in which...

Why One Mom was Right to Shun Her Child’s Perfect Attendance Award

Rachel Wright made waves on Facebook last week when she announced that her son J.J. had received an award for perfect attendance during the preceding school year. Contrary to what one might think, the waves were not the result of a proud mother...

Should Religious Teaching Be Allowed in Public Schools?

I was recently told about the experiences of an English teacher who took a job at a public school in a Midwestern town. At the very least, one might say that this teacher dealt with some… interesting behavior over the course of the school year....

Gardening: An Overlooked Path to STEM Education?

Like most children, I began my formal schooling at age five. At the same time, I also began learning in another, less formal school: the school of nature. This less formal schooling commenced when my best friend gave me a small zucchini plant in...

Jordan Peterson on How to Weather the 24-Hour News Cycle

One of the minor but rather annoying challenges facing Americans in recent years is the continual stream of news which accosts them from Facebook, Twitter, Cable television, and traditional print media. A handful of individuals likely enjoy such...

Liberal Prof Explains 6 Surprising Reasons for Today’s Campus Disarray

If there’s one good thing coming out of the chaos on campus, it’s the bipartisanship. No longer is it simply conservative professors who believe that the university has lost all common sense. Liberal professors are recognizing the same thing and...

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