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

Another Study Reveals Pre-K May Hurt Kids Over Time

Sending young children to school at the age of three or four is increasingly becoming the norm for American parents. The fact is, everyone wants to see their child succeed, and conventional wisdom suggests that the earlier a child is exposed to...

Most Parents Don’t Talk to Their Kids, Survey Shows

There’s an increasing awareness in America that many individuals can no longer discuss various issues with each other in a calm, reasonable, and civil manner. This is particularly true when it comes to issues, beliefs, and political ideas. ...

Professor Makes Students Cluck Like a Chicken When Beginning a Statement With ‘I Feel’

The millennial generation is often considered to be one of the most educated in recent history. But as some college professors have been discovering, their education is not one of factual, truth-filled knowledge. Instead, it is one based on fancy,...

Childhood Expert: Current Education System Will Soon ‘Disappear’

Professionally, Peter Gray is known for his prominent book on psychology and for his professorship at Boston College. To the general public, however, Gray is perhaps best known for his book Free to Learn, which argues that the institutional nature...

‘Wimpy Kid’ Author Explains Why Today’s Kids Can’t Hold Conversations

When it comes to some of the most popular reading material for today’s kids, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid collection dominates the list. Written by Jeff Kinney, the series follows the ups and downs of middle school life for the fictitious Greg Heffley...

Should More Schools Start Student-run Businesses?

The idea of apprenticeship as an alternative to college has gained acceptance by leaps and bounds in recent years. After all, who wouldn’t like the lower cost, the hands-on training, and the practical aspect of the concept? The question is, why...

A 12-Year-Old Prodigy’s 5 Tips for Raising a Happy and Creative Child

Earlier this week I came across a recent 60 Minutes segment making the rounds on the internet. The segment introduces viewers to a British 12-year-old named Alma Deutscher. Alma, you see, is quite unique. She is an accomplished pianist. She is an...

An English Teacher Explains 5 Reasons Today’s Students Can’t Write

One of the interesting things about working at Intellectual Takeout is hearing the personal experiences of readers regarding issues we raise and discuss in our articles. A more recent example of this is the individual who wrote that he had gone back...

Progressive Muslim: The Left Can’t Be Afraid to Criticize Islam

Diversity is undoubtedly one of the biggest goals of today’s society. We encourage diversity of genders, diversity of religions, and diversity of races. But what happens when these forms of diversity are challenged by the diversity of ideas? Do...

University of Maryland Chief of Staff: College is ‘Not a Home’!

One never knows these days what to expect out of college campuses. It seems that every time one turns around, somebody’s sensitivity is being offended. Such was the case the other week at the University of Maryland at College Park. According to...

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