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

Only 1 in 4 Millennials Demonstrate ‘Basic Financial Literacy,’ According to George Washington University Poll

I was recently at a family gathering when I got into a discussion about high school math with some younger relatives. One revealed a love for math that I didn’t know existed. In fact, she surprised me by explaining that she had taken many of the...

Massachusetts Adopted Common Core – and It’s Beginning to Show

Massachusetts has long been known as a leader in American education. As early as 1647, the state decreed that every sizeable town form a school to ensure that children learn to read and write. The state’s prominence in education has continued...

Why Canada Pulled a BBC Documentary on Transgender Kids

Towards the end of 2017, Lindsay Shepherd, a teacher’s assistant at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, got into big trouble for showing her class a debate featuring Jordan Peterson on the issue of gender pronouns. As Shepherd would later note,...

The Best Way to Get Boys Reading

While at a gathering of friends several months ago, I stopped to chat for a few minutes with a twelve-year-old boy whom I’ll call Davy. Although the youngest in a family of all girls, I knew Davy was all boy. He liked guns and animals and all...

Pssst…It’s Not Just Students Who Can’t Write ...

In the world of professors, higher education, and academia, producing high-quality content is essential. Many academics dutifully follow this prescription and produce thousands of pages every year. There’s only one problem. As has been previously...

Harvard Students Explain 3 Ways Homeschooling Helped Them Succeed

If one was to name a leading institution of higher education in America, Harvard University would definitely be one of the first to come to mind. After all, anyone with the name Harvard on his resume is practically guaranteed an open door to all...

Can Rising Depression Rates Be Reduced by This New Education Tactic?

There are two common trends in the world of early-childhood education. The first is to have children spend more time engaging in play. The second is quite the opposite, and attempts to give young children a head start by filling their minds with...

How ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Symbolizes the Triumph of Common Sense

December 9th marks the anniversary of the Christmas TV special which basically birthed all others: “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Most Americans know the plot well. The despondent Charlie Brown who just can’t work up his Christmas cheer amidst...

Breaking the Silence on the Toxic Masculinity at Intellectual Takeout

TIME has spoken. The 2017 person of the year is not a mere individual, but a cohort of women labeled “The Silence Breakers” and pictured in the image above. These Silence Breakers are primarily the actresses who stepped out and spoke the truth...

3 in 4 Young Adults Think ‘Snowflakes’ Too Emotionally Fragile to Be Labeled as Such

I was recently making a purchase at a small gift shop when I happened to hear the conversation of a couple of other customers. They appeared to be looking at one of those cutesy signs with catchy slogans that are the bread and butter of such shops...

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