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

Are Schools Seeking to Raise Social Justice Warriors?

Famed educator Maria Montessori once said: “Travel stories teach geography; insect stories lead the child into natural science; and so on. The teacher, in short, can use reading to introduce her pupils to the most varied subjects; and the...

Bended-Knee Proposals: Reconsidering the Tradition

Whenever a major holiday like Christmas, New Year’s, or Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s almost a given that some friend or acquaintance from Facebook will get engaged. Their smiling faces will show up in your feed, and if you’re lucky, maybe even a...

Men Drive Faster than Women… and it’s Okay to Acknowledge this Fact

It’s not often that someone has the courage to make a straightforward, common sense observation that goes against cultural talking points. When that does happen, however, it’s hard to keep from laughing outright, which is what I did when I came...

Father-Daughter Dances Are No Longer Politically Correct

Around Valentine’s Day, it’s not uncommon to see pictures of little girls dressed up, smiling, and excited to go with their dads to a father-daughter dance. Such has long been the case at New York PS 65, a public elementary school on Staten Island...

Are You an ‘Educable’ Person?

America has problems. Make that statement to just about any man on the street and one would find widespread support for it, regardless of the political party with which one identifies. The question is, where do these problems stem from? There...

Is Direct Primary Care the Future of Medicine?

As a fairly healthy individual, I have little occasion to visit the doctor. As such, I spend little time thinking about the costs of healthcare. But last fall, a slight skin issue sent me to my local clinic. The doctor saw me for five minutes,...

Why Do Mothers Feel So Guilty?

For those who have read my writings for any length of time, it’s probably not hard to realize that I enjoy topics related to family, children, and parenting. So when a headline from The Washington Post about a guilty mother came across my desk, I...

Today's Students Suffer from School Bell Tyranny

Have you ever wondered how many students spend most of their school day in boredom and indifference to what they are learning? Gallup pondered a similar question in 2013. They discovered that 80 percent of grade school students were engaged in...

How a Woman Can Know if a Man Truly Loves Her

If asked to name one of the world’s most foremost novels on relationships between men and women, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice would undoubtedly be in the running. Indeed, Mr. Darcy has somehow become synonymous with the idea of a perfect...

Does the Quest for Equality Degrade Women?

For any number of years, schools, counselors, and politicians have been doing their best to get more girls into the fields of science, math, technology, and engineering (STEM). These fields have traditionally been dominated by men, and boosting the...

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