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

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...

‘Get Your Guns, Boys! They’re Robbing the Bank!’

If you haven’t heard, the city of San Francisco is setting out to rid itself of terrorism. Domestic terrorism, that is. “Great!” many of us would say. “A city should work hard to keep its citizens safe.” The trouble is, San Francisco has an...

What Public Schools Get Wrong About Diversity

Diversity. It’s one of the buzzwords of this generation. Forget sameness, everyone must be different, while at the same time inclusive. It’s that simple. It sounds like utopia, doesn’t it? A utopia promoted by institutions of all stripes, not the...

9th Grade Reading Lists: 1922 vs. Today

(This story was originally published by Intellectual Takeout on September 2, 2016.) Have you ever thought that high school graduates today… well, just don’t seem to know or understand as much as they once did? According to a new research...

How to Make the Thrill of Love Return in Marriage

Social media causes a lot of problems. We all use it. Yet we all love to hate it. Now it’s causing yet another unforeseen problem, The Wall Street Journal reports, namely in the realm of divorce. We’ve all seen a couple’s blossoming love in...

The Difference Between Classical and Traditional Education

Several years ago I got into a conversation about classical education in which my conversation partner asked, “Isn’t that the kind of education that all those overachieving homeschoolers are into?” I had to laugh. Yes, classical education...

What Will and Kate Teach Us About Earning Respect

In recent days, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (aka Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) have been under fire for blatant hypocrisy. After lecturing the populace about being environmentally friendly, the pair rode a private jet to their summer vacation...

Why ‘Adult Recess’ Is Becoming a Trend

You’ve heard of adulting school. It’s where those who grew up in body, but not necessarily in responsibility, go to learn the ropes of changing tires, cooking, and doing laundry. But there’s a flip side to this phenomenon. Apparently, many adults...

Yes, We Have Ruined Childhood. But There’s Hope for Restoration.

Over the weekend the New York Times published an article entitled, “We Have Ruined Childhood.” Author Kim Brooks states her premise bluntly: “To put it simply, our kids are not O.K.” Many of us would agree. We see it in the young faces around us...

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