Anna Mathews

Anna Mathews

Alcuin Intern

Anna is a Minnesota Native who graduated from Benedictine College with degrees in Political Science and Philosophy. She previously taught at a Title I classical academy. In her spare time, Anna enjoys following all things political, digesting anything related to classical education, and spending time on Minnesota’s many beautiful rivers and lakes.

Recent blog posts by this author

Is Masculinity Inherently Toxic?

“Toxic masculinity” has become a buzzword of sorts in media and culture alike. But in Pennsylvania, Gettysburg College is taking the issue to a whole new level, the College Fix reports.   Students at Gettysburg college who identify as...

The Real Reason Women Bully Each Other at Work (And Everywhere Else)

In a recent article written for The Atlantic, Olga Khazan asks, “Why do women bully each other at work?” In the article’s body, she details several studies and personal stories from women who have found their work environments to be quite hostile...

6 Brilliant Authors Who Died Penniless

The many authors we hail today as cultural and literary geniuses are often assumed to have been recognized as such during their lifetimes, living successful – at least financially successful - lives. However, that assumption is often not the case....

8 Facts to Know about the Stone Which Broke the Code of History

Discovered on July 19 in 1799 by the French, the Rosetta Stone proved to be one of the most important historical discoveries in the history of, well… history. As the most popular artifact in the British Museum, it sees most of the Museum’s 6.8...

10 Small Events that Changed the Course of History

In his book Napoleon’s Hemorrhoids and Other Small Events that Changed History, Phil Mason documents dozens of small happenings over the centuries, many of which seemed insignificant at the time, that seemed to change the course of history. As...

What Is the End Goal of Education?

In the 1913 Elementary Course of Study, published by the State of Kentucky, the introduction to the second chapter states that “The highest function of the school is character building.” The chapter then goes on to detail how teachers should go...

15 Facts about George W. Bush on His Birthday

Today, July 6, is former President George W. Bush’s 71st birthday. Below are 15 fun facts you may not have known about his life and his presidency. Happy birthday, Mr. President!   1. George Bush is the first president to have run a...

'1984': 10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About It

George Orwell’s novel 1984 was incredibly popular at the time it was published, and it remains incredibly popular to this day. With multiple stars citing the book as one of their favorites—including Stephen King, David Bowie, Mel Gibson, and Kit...

The Battle of Gettysburg: 12 Facts

The Battle of Gettysburg, fought from July 1-3 in 1863, is one of the most widely recognized battles of the Civil War and arguably the most pivotal of the war. Located in Adams County, Pennsylvania, the battle resulted in a Union Victory that all...

10 Mel Brooks Witticisms in Honor of His 91st Birthday

Today is Mel Brooks’ 91st birthday. He was born as Melvin Kaminsky on June 28, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York.   Best known for being an American actor and director, Brooks is considered one of the great comedic directors of the modern era....

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