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

Twitter Loses Round One of Anti-Censorship Suit Brought By Supremacist

Anyone who has been on some form of social media has probably heard about censorship at some time. “They squelched my Facebook post!” or “I finally got out of Twitter prison,” are common accusations lodged against prominent platforms. Despite the...

An Atheist Explains the True Reason Religion Terrifies Him

Millennials are notorious for many things: student debt, perpetual childhood, high self-esteem, and even low work ethic. But in the last few years, millennials have also become characterized by another feature, namely, a lack of religion. As Pew...

Are Modern Children’s Books Training ‘Little Radicals’?

Over the weekend a friend placed a new children’s book in my hands which had been given to her granddaughter. It was a nicely bound, hardcover book with colorful pictures entitled, The Little Radical: The ABCs of Activism. I knew books like these...

Suicide in America Is Surging. What’s Driving This Mentality of Despair?

With the sudden passing of designer Kate Spade and TV personality Anthony Bourdain—both of whom authorities believe took their own life—it’s easy to wonder if an epidemic of suicide is upon us. As it turns out, such ponderings are not far-fetched...

Compare the Goals of English Classes in 1912 to Today's if You Want to Understand Why Literacy Is Plummeting

I recently spent an evening with a group of college students. Like most young people their age, they were engaged in their studies and eager to share about semesters spent abroad and future plans. But then the topic changed. Instead of talking...

Does Robbing Children of Work Deny Them a Sense of Fulfillment?

Headlines in 2018 seem to tell a recurring story: Unemployment rates are lower than ever. Numbers which registered in double digits only a few years ago are now strikingly low and telling a tale of booming prosperity. All that is well and good,...

Why Are So Many ‘Whiz Kids’ Homeschoolers?

It seems like every graduation season has its stories of whiz kids. The kids who are so ambitious and so accomplished that they’re graduating from high school, and even college, before the normal time. One of the latest is 14-year-old Matthew...

Doctor Explains Why Parents Shouldn’t Encourage Boys to Play with Dolls

A quick look at headlines gives one the impression that boys and their ways are in bad shape: “Mass Shooters Are All Different. Except for One Thing: Most Are Men” (New York Times). “Why boys are more likely to be violent – and what can we do...

Psychologist: Rejecting Values and Responsibility Was a Big Mistake

In May 2017 LifeWay Research released an interesting survey. It found that 80 percent of Americans were concerned “about declining moral behavior in our nation.” As the survey went on to report, such concern was not unfounded. While 63 percent of...

5 Financial Benefits Singles are Missing by Being Single

For many years, marriage was something to which most young people aspired. Love, marriage, and the baby carriage were just the normal and expected sequence of life. But while many of today’s young people still hope marriage is in their future,...

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