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

Mel Brooks: Political Correctness is Stupid and Killing Comedy

There’s a lot of things that have changed since a little thing called “political correctness” pervaded our culture. What you can wear, what you can eat, what you can celebrate… even the history that we teach in school has been influenced by the...

Does College Crush the Entrepreneurial Spirit?

The Washington Post recently ran an article about young Lena Geller, a newly enrolled student at George Washington University. Like most freshmen students, Ms. Geller is learning the ins and outs of college life. But as the WaPo explains, she is...

C.S. Lewis Explains What’s Wrong with Today’s High School English Courses

My colleague Devin Foley recently had a high school literature assignment come across his desk. As he explains so aptly here, the assignment did not touch on any of the ideas contained in classic literary works; instead, it asks students to research...

What’s Behind the Exodus of Black Students from Public Schools?

For a number of years, public education has been of utmost importance to those in the black community. This is partially because black access to equal public education was a hard-won victory procured by the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court...

Did Fashion Week Just Signal a Return to Classic Femininity?

If you’re one who prides yourself on staying abreast of the news, I’m sure you are well aware of a great event which took place both in the U.S. and London recently. It’s called Fashion Week, and seeks to highlight some of the trending looks for the...

3 Reasons College Students Ditched Free Speech

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s been increased concern over American views of free speech from both right and left-leaning groups. This concern was most recently underscored by the release of a survey on the First Amendment produced by the left...

How Participation Trophies are Infiltrating Report Cards

Report cards have long been the frightening moment of truth for children – and parents, for that matter – through the years. Everyone wants to experience the relief and thrill of an ice cream celebration over a whole slate of “As,” but all too often...

Half of Americans Don’t Know Free Speech is a Guaranteed Right

It’s been roughly 230 years since the American Constitution first debuted. Unfortunately, that length of time doesn’t seem to have solidified its presence in the American mind. In fact, many Americans cannot even name the most famous element of its...

Why It Matters That Kids No Longer Play with Wild Animals

When it comes to children’s stories, an old favorite of mine is The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett. Being a classic, many will know that the story revolves around three children who discover a long-abandoned garden. The garden soon becomes...

Why Interpretive Dance is Not Going to Set You Apart in the Workforce

There’s a semi-famous statement from academic Christina Hoff Sommers which says the following: Want to close wage gap? Step one: Change your major from feminist dance therapy to electrical engineering. Kentucky governor Matt Bevin appears...

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