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

The 5 Things Men and Women Should Look for in a Mate

It’s no secret that marriage rates are declining. Recent data from Pew shows that between 1960 and 2016, marriage rates for those 18 and older fell from 72 percent to 50 percent. There are many theories on why this is. The rise of...

Why Children Should Learn to Use Power Tools

When I was about 10 years old, a friend and I attended a summer program for kids. One of the activities involved making a small wooden footstool. We were both quite thrilled with the project, but my friend grew less thrilled when she discovered...

Want Dumbed Down Schools? Get Rid of Logic.

In a recent column for The Washington Post, Valerie Strauss highlighted a program called NoRedInk, which helps students across the nation improve their writing skills. Given that only 27 percent of U.S. high school seniors are proficient in this...

Should Cambridge University ‘Decolonise’ Its English Curriculum?

In an attempt to foster diversity and inclusion, many college campuses, secondary institutions, and even elementary schools have gradually changed up their English curriculum. This change has caused a number of the classic works students have...

7 Steps to Success—for Life and Business—from Ancient Wisdom

In the last several years, various employers have been offering a key piece of advice to their fellow businesses: “Don’t hire a millennial.” Judging from comments, this fear of millennials stems from their lack of work ethic. But two highly...

Why Americans Can No Longer Think For Themselves

American lingo continually seems to be filled with new words and catch phrases. One of the more recent ones is “fake news.” Fake news became a rising buzzword following the 2016 presidential election. According to the Journal of Economic...

Why Parents Should Take Up a Hobby with Their Kids

Ask almost any set of parents how life is and they’ll let out an exhausted sigh and sputter, “Busy!” Between sports, clubs, and media usage many families feel maxed out, exhausted, and pulled in multiple directions. So why do families persist...

Is Feminism Making Women More Fragile?

Has the feminist narrative spread so far that it’s actually hurting women and causing them to revert to being fragile creatures? That’s a question pondered by Dr. Joanna Williams in a new book entitled Women vs. Feminism: Why We All Need...

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....

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