Annie Holmquist

Annie Holmquist

Editor

Annie is Editor of 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

Women Can’t Have It All

Oct. 11 marks the International Day of the Girl. An initiative by the United Nations, the Day of the Girl aims “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and...

How One Teacher Completely Avoids Using Textbooks

A teacher dramatically strumming his guitar, singing a song to giggling high school students, recently graced a Washington Post article by Jay Mathews. While the guitar serenade is a unique feature of Mark Ingerson’s AP history course, the more...

Can Babies Defeat Marx?

A close friend of mine just had her fourth child. I am delighted! One might say baby-holding is a hobby of mine, so the more of them there are, the better I like it. But not everyone agrees with me. Oh, they may like babies, but they’re also...

Father Loss and Narcissism: Is There a Connection?

Sitting in the park recently, my contemplations were interrupted by a man wielding a large camera, three young ladies pacing behind him. Motioning to the bench on which I was sitting he asked, “Can we use this for our photo shoot?” “Oh, um,...

Trump, Greta, and the Faint Heartbeat of American Humor

This week Greta Thunberg went to Washington. Like the legendary Mr. Smith who went to the capital city before her, Greta was the talk of the town – not only for her youth and uniqueness, but for the guffaws her U.S. debut ignited. Unlike Mr...

What’s Driving the Ballooning Support Staff in Public Schools?

In the animated graphic below, University of Michigan economics professor Mark Perry charts the ballooning nature of public school staff, students, and spending since 1970. As Perry explains, the student population has increased by 10 percent in...

Paglia: Criticizing Transgenderism Is Not Transphobic

Feminist academic Camille Paglia is notorious for marching to her own beat. Her recent interview in the academic journal Interfaces Brazil/Canada is no exception. Per usual, Paglia is asked several questions about today’s hot topics, including...

Progressives Are Starting to Notice the Weird Cultural Climate

The cultural climate out there is weird. Just about every American adult feels it, although we try to go about life as normal, pushing our unease aside. But what about the kids? Does the cultural unrest affect them as well? Writer George...

Community: The Missing Element in Modern Schools?

I’ll admit it. I’ve always had a secret fondness for stories about one-room schools. Why? Perhaps it’s the simpler time. Perhaps it’s the fact that they seemed to value good education and hard work. Perhaps it’s the family-like structure and...

How to Change Victimhood Culture in a Few, Short Years

My father lost his job while I was in grade school. Due to an economic downturn and attempts to start a business, my family lived without a regular paycheck for over two years. It was rough. We tightened our belts and became experts in frugality...

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