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

Paglia: The Dumbing Down of America Began in Public Schools

In the last several years, Americans have been sensing that something is seriously wrong with the current crop of young people. True, they are likely to have the most education credentials any generation has ever received. They also are technically-...

Sex-Change Operations Will Be ‘One of the Great Medical Blunders of the 21st Century,’ Predicts Former Transgender Male

A friend of mine recently returned from living in Africa for several years. While catching up with one another, she commented that the biggest change she noticed in coming home was the prevalence of transgenderism. My friend is right....

Student’s Explanation on How He Aced the ACT Shows What Education is Missing

The average ACT score has sloped downwards in recent years as more students have been encouraged to take the test. In spite of this decline, there are still a handful of students who manage to nail a perfect score. One of the most recent is...

Should Moms Work or Stay at Home?

A while back, I asked what seemed to be a taboo question, namely, “Do men secretly want stay-at-home wives?” According to the responses and other polling, the answer to that question leans strongly in the affirmative direction. Other data suggest...

Indoctrination Has Always Been the Goal of Progressive Education

In recent years, many Americans have adopted the idea that public education is neutral ground. Such a mentality has undoubtedly sprung from the fact that the public school is the agent of the government, an entity which strives to keep itself clear...

Does Morality Depend on Religion?

One of the signature issues defining today’s society is the changing attitudes on religion, God, and traditional Christianity. Evidence of this fluctuation was most recently seen in a Pew survey on morality. According to Pew, respondents were...

Year-Round Sports: Growing Old and Wearing Thin?

Not long ago, I was walking through a parking lot hurriedly looking for my car so as to get away from the drizzling rain. Climbing in and catching my breath, I glanced up at the adjacent field in which a soccer game was taking place. It was ringed...

Seven Quick Facts on Vocational Education

It used to be that those who pursued vocational education either in high school or postsecondary education were considered the “dumb students.” Such a mentality, however, appears to be fading from view, particularly as high college costs make those...

Why Rationalism is Key to a Happy Marriage

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice famously begins by saying, “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” In the hundreds of pages which follow this statement, Austen...

Parents: More Vital to Education Than We Realize?

Sometimes it seems that America is on a never-ending quest to boost achievement and make education better. One year, classroom technology is the answer to the problems. The next year, the answer is universal preschool. The year after, test...

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