Annie Holmquist

Annie Holmquist

Senior Writer

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Annie is a senior writer with 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

Pew Report: Half of Americans Believe Immigrants are Bad for the Economy

Yesterday, Pew Research released a report which showed that 59 million immigrants have arrived in the U.S. in the last 50 years. This far exceeds the 32 million immigrants which arrived between 1840 and 1919.      The...

New Study: Big Kids Love Bedtime Stories, Too

Kids think bedtime stories are just for babies, right? Wrong. According to a recent survey conducted by Scholastic in Great Britain, nearly 40% of children ages 6-8 and 30% of children ages 9-11 regretted the fact that their...

Is Freedom of Religion Being Eclipsed in America?

Over the weekend, President Obama made some revealing comments about the freedom of religion. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, President Obama said: “We affirm that we cherish our religious freedom and are profoundly respectful of...

Today’s High School Students Need More Vocational Training

If you were a high school student and had the option to either go to college and accumulate a load of debt or start a job immediately after graduation making a decent, middle-class salary, which would you choose? For many of today’s young people...

Should Couples Have More Children?

A newly released study entitled the “World Family Map 2015” presents a number of interesting facts on the state of the family worldwide. One of these facts focuses on the average number of children per family in various countries. What’s...

Should Religion and Politics Mix?

According to the old adage, religion and politics are two things which must never be discussed in polite society. But such an adage was apparently never taken to heart by the American Founders. For them, civil and religious liberty were...

Play Has Been Replaced by Play Dates

Ever wonder what it must have been like to be a kid in the 1930s, ‘40s, or ‘50s? The kids from those eras were always coming up with some new creative show or form of play. Life was simple, but they used their imaginations and unstructured freedom...

What Would You Do if $1,300 Showed Up in Your Pizza Delivery Box?

Ben Franklin once famously said, “Honesty is the best policy.” A California man recently discovered the truth of that statement. According to CBS Sacramento, Mike Vegas had several items from Domino’s Pizza delivered to his house the other day....

New Study: Universal Preschool May Hurt Children, Not Help

Support for universal preschool seems to be growing, with everyone from President Obama to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio actively encouraging it. But a new study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that universal preschool...

Should Children Address Adults as Mr. or Mrs.?

When was the last time you addressed someone by their last name? If you’re like most of society, it’s probably been a while, even if you are an individual under the age of 18. After pondering the decline of Mr. and Mrs. the other day, I was...

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