Annie Holmquist

Annie Holmquist

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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 Do Arranged Marriages Actually Seem to Last?

It was a match made… in the Mall of America, of all places. Twenty years ago, I remember reading the story of David Weinlick and Elizabeth Runze in my local paper. They barely knew each other, but were married in a showcase wedding at the Mall of...

True Heroes are Disappearing from Society. Why?

As history buffs around the world will know, 2017 marks the one hundredth anniversary of U.S. entry into World War I. In recognition of this anniversary, my state’s history center is currently sponsoring an exhibit on the lead-up to the war,...

Why Public School Teachers Might Have a Point About their Modest Salaries

Education Next just released its annual report detailing American attitudes toward all things school. As usual, the responses were revealing. One of the most revealing revolved around the public’s knowledge of teacher salaries. As the chart below...

Why Americans Today Are So Quick to Join Mobs

For those of us not located in or near high-profile protests such as those in Charlottesville, it’s easy to sit back, sigh at the problems in the world, and then push them to the back of our minds. Some, however, though removed from the situation...

Are Today’s Protests the Result of Minimal Logic in Schools?

If the protests between right and left, anti-fascists and white nationalists on college campuses and in cities like Charlottesville have taught us anything, it’s that America is only seeing the tip of the iceberg. Unfortunately for the whole country...

3 Ways College Hinders Students

Across the country, students of all backgrounds and interests are gearing up to begin another semester of college. And there’s good news this time around! As NPR recently explained, tuition is remaining stable instead of growing at twice the...

Does This Viral Request for a Bride Reveal What Men Want in a Wife?

Every once in a while, an individual will pop up with a clever joke or parody that gives a viral chuckle and reassures us that humor is not, in fact, as dead as we’ve presumed. An example of this recently appeared in Scotland’s agricultural want...

How Dumb Laws Get Innocent People in Trouble

There are a lot of weird laws these days. In fact, many of them are so dumb that it seems unlikely they would ever be enforced. But there are other weird laws that are enforced with a vengeance – even on those who are doing their best to be law-...

How Sensitivity Killed Common Sense

If you were to name one quality which has come to be highly sought after and demanded in today’s world, what would it be?  For my money, I would say that sensitivity fits the bill. As such, a white person who chooses to wear hoop earrings or...

Why U.S. Schools Don’t Produce Adults

One of the hallmarks of modern America is the tendency toward prolonged childhood. While it used to be the norm to enter the adult working world by one’s mid-to-late teens, students now extend their preparation for career well into their twenties (...

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