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

Jordan Peterson’s Simple Advice for High School Students

In a recent article for The New York Times, columnist Malcom Harris notes that “November begins the official college application season.” As Harris goes on to explain, this application season is simply the culmination of a long and arduous...

Millennial Women Are Ditching the Pill. Here’s Why.

In recent days, there has been a fair amount of brouhaha regarding the contraception mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act. While the Obama administration insisted that businesses must offer insurance coverage for contraceptives – even if the...

Why Men and Women Can No Longer Be Friends

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, the quest to stamp out sexual harassment against women has spread like wildfire, not only in the U.S., but also across the pond to our European counterparts. As many women have made clear, unwanted...

How Political Correctness Is Driving the Breakdown of Society

Political correctness often seems like it has become a prized virtue not only in the U.S., but in many other parts of the world. Because of its high-profile popularity, one tends to sit up and take note when anyone questions the wisdom of clinging...

Why Restaurants Increasingly Are Banning Children

Most restaurants want to cater to their customers’ whims and needs as much as possible. And so they serve the food customers like, remember their names, and in general, make the atmosphere welcoming and conducive to bringing in future business....

Can You Pass This 8th Grade Mental Arithmetic Quiz from 1922?

The other day I heard a young high school student ask his mother for a calculator. When asked why, he responded that he needed it to do a basic division problem. His mother rolled her eyes and told him that he could do that with a pencil and paper...

Study: Schools with Bullying Prevention Programs Have More Bullying

In the last few years, it seems like one issue has been ushered to the forefront of education more than others: bullying. It’s easy to see why this has happened, for while bullying is something that no one likes to be on the receiving end of,...

5 Things Good Fathers Do

According to the Census Bureau, a majority of children in the U.S. live in two parent homes. This is an encouragement, particularly since research shows that children from two-parent homes experience better health, are less likely to engage in risky...

Survey: Masculinity is Actually Growing in Popularity

In early 2016, a YouGov survey asked participants whether they viewed masculinity in a positive or negative light. The results found that while later generations had a fairly positive viewpoint of the term, younger men and women did not. ...

One Principal’s Surprising Advice to School Administrators

Advice on how to improve schools is a dime a dozen. Teach math earlier. Start the school day later. Read more books. School year round. And the list goes on. All these suggestions are worth a try and may prove to be quite helpful. But do they...

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