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

Students Can Now Retake Their Test if They Don’t Like Their Grade

We’ve all seen how participation trophies have overtaken the world of kid sports. No longer is there one prize; instead, there are multiple awards for everything from first to tenth place. The backlash against this phenomenon is growing, however...

The Decline of Male Friendship is Harming Men

In early November of 2017, Harvard University voted to continue opposing various university clubs. The decision, which seems to stem from a quest towards inclusivity, ostracizes those who join single-sex organizations. All-male clubs seem to be...

Study: Too Many Jobs are Demanding Unnecessary College Degrees

We’ve probably all known some young person who has gone to college, successfully earned his degree… and then ended up with an entry-level position in an office. It’s a bit disappointing, particularly if that same student racked up thousands of...

Teacher Discovers that Young Students Really Can Be Taught to Think for Themselves

By now it’s old news that many Americans can no longer think for themselves. True, they have strong opinions, but often those opinions are influenced by prominent leaders and can turn around as quickly as the winds of political favor....

There’s a Simple Reason Today’s Students ‘Know Nothing’

I recently had an interesting conversation about education with a young man who grew up in Mexico City. Although we never got on to the topic of whether the American or Mexican system of education system is better, he did have an observation about a...

The Data Back up Denzel Washington’s Point About Fatherlessness

Americans are finding out that Hollywood *ahem* is infamous for many things. Being supportive of the traditional family structure, however, is not one of them. It is for that reason that actor Denzel Washington’s recent comments on fatherhood are...

Can You Pass this Century-Old History Exam?

In 1908, Minnesota 8th graders were expected to answer a number of questions on American history in order to gain entrance to high school. A sampling of these questions is found in the quiz below. Keep in mind that the 8th graders of 1908 didn't...

Why Millennials Are Having So Much Trouble ‘Adulting’

Not long ago it was announced that “The Adulting School” was open for business. Its mission was to teach young millennials to do the basic tasks of life, such as cooking and time management, which they had somehow failed to acquire in their...

Can Homeschooling Break the ‘Glass Ceiling’?

The BBC recently held the “100 Women Challenge,” which highlighted various females and their success in breaking the glass ceiling. One of these women is Camille Eddy, a 23-year-old STEM major who is now interning in Silicon Valley as a mechanical...

One-Third of Young Americans Say Complimenting a Woman's Looks is Sexual Harassment

t seems we have launched into a full-blown epidemic of sexual misconduct in the short time since the Harvey Weinstein allegations surfaced. Roy Moore, Al Franken, and Charlie Rose are only a few of the individuals who have been outed as allegedly...

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