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

China is Quaking in Its Boots Over This Little Piece of Paper

According to the New York Times, communist China is terrified of an 800 year-old copy of the Magna Carta. The touring document arrived in China this week, but was abruptly moved from its high profile exhibition spot at a university to a secluded and...

Target Porn

Target’s taking some heat for the second time in several months over its choice of store music. According to reports coming out of one of its California stores, Target played pornographic audio over its loudspeakers on the morning of October 14th...

Americans Don’t Even Know How to Make Their Own Food Anymore

It’s no secret that Americans like to eat – particularly at restaurants. Just last spring Bloomberg reported that Americans now spend more on dining out than they do on groceries. However, companies such as Plated and Blue Apron are trying to...

Want to Attract the Hispanic Vote? Check out this Survey.

Like it or not, election season seems to be in full swing… a year ahead of time. One of the most highly sought voting blocs is the Latino population. But if politicians are trying to gain the Latino vote by offering some form of immigration...

American Students Can’t Write… Because Schools Never Taught Them How

I had a rude awakening during peer review week in my College Comp II course: writing was a struggle for my classmates. At the time, I was in tears as I read through their papers because the editing work ahead of me was so daunting! In retrospect, I...

Reason #1,057 to Homeschool – Institutional Schools Are Boring

Does the traditional school setting bore students, causing them to lose interest in learning? Given the institutional, restrained atmosphere that’s necessary to keep a classroom of 30 children in order, it seems highly likely. And, as the Washington...

The Great TV Alternative

Over the weekend, an Intellectual Takeout reader reached out to me and described how our recent articles on the potential harms of preschool education caused her to reconsider her stance on the issue. Despite the challenges it posed, she realized...

Despite More Money, Americans Aren’t Saving

Recent reports are indicating that Americans have more money in their pockets than in recent years, largely thanks to falling gas prices. (30 bucks for a tank of gas rather than the 60 it was a couple of years ago? Yes, please!) So where are...

Is It Better for Kids When Their Parents Are Married?

Yesterday I ran across a Washington Post piece entitled, “I love my boyfriend, but I never want to get married.” In it, author Rachel Bussel describes how she and her partner of four years have lived as husband and wife in every imaginable...

Study: Children Are Less Hyperactive When They Start School at Later Ages

The last decade has seen a rapid rise of ADHD diagnoses in the U.S. A new study released by the Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis leads me to wonder if starting children in school at earlier ages may be one cause behind it....

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