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

Retailers Rediscovering Rest on Thanksgiving Weekend

Ever been disheartened by the scores of cars you see in mall parking lots while driving home from Thanksgiving dinner at Grandma’s? The recent push to expand Black Friday onto the Thanksgiving holiday itself seems to signal that the days of rest,...

More Seat Time Does Not a Good Education Make

The OECD (the organization responsible for the international PISA exam) just released a new study on the state of international education. Among the report’s many charts is one which shows the number of hours students are in school. The U.S....

Poll: Americans Not Equipped to Make Good Political Decisions

Recently, the Pew Research Center released a study on how Americans view the government. Not surprisingly, public trust of government is at an all-time low of only 19%. But there’s also low confidence in the American people. The survey...

Will Smith: We're All Prejudiced

“Raaacist!” Ever had someone playfully call you that? Society has used the “R” word so much that it’s almost become a joke uttered every time someone makes a comment about anyone – even of the same skin color. Actor Will Smith recently noted the...

Should Schools Place More Educational Value on P.E.?

In 110 A.D., the Greek philosopher Plutarch waxed eloquent on how to raise virtuous, well-mannered, and thoroughly educated children. But Plutarch’s educational regimen was not limited to books. In line with previous Greek educational philosophy, he...

Most Americans Say Children Today Need More Discipline

The American Family Survey recently released a new report on American attitudes toward children, family, and marriage.  When asked to name the biggest issue American families face, respondents did not pick economic related issues, such as a...

What's the Greater Threat?

With the news that the men behind the November 13th Paris attacks were able to enter Europe because of the Syrian refugee crisis, Americans are concerned about falling into the same situation. Many wonder, will the acceptance of Syrian refugees...

Secrets of Septuplet Success

Remember the McCaughey septuplets? Amazingly, those tiny babies are celebrating their 18th birthday today! In honor of the occasion, USA Today served up a feature article about the family, complete with details on the future plans of each of the...

Is Education Control Finally Being Restored to the States?

In recent weeks, Congress has been working hard to revamp the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law. Following its initial welcome and acclaim, the law fell out of favor with the American public as the federal government’s role became more apparent and...

Think the SAT Essay Exam is Hard? Try This One from 1915.

Taking the SAT or ACT exam is a big milestone in the high school careers of many students. One of the most daunting portions of the exam is THE ESSAY. For those who have taken the SAT recently, the following sample question may seem familiar...

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