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

Does the Pill Degrade Women by Making Them Like Men?

We hear a lot of feminist messages these days about the power of women. They’re breaking glass ceilings. They’re working their way into science, engineering, and math. They can do anything as well as men, if not better. All of this, of course, is...

Seven Ways Men Are No Longer the ‘Privileged’ Sex

If the twenty-first century could be summarized with a few key words, “equality” and “social justice” would likely reign supreme. And why not? Who doesn’t like the idea of being treated fairly and with dignity? But while our talk and promotion...

Mike Rowe’s Brilliant Response to the Kaepernick Nike Ad

By now, you’ve probably heard all about Colin Kaepernick’s Nike ad, which ran as follows: Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt pic.twitter.com/SRWkMIDdaO — Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018...

Does Family Bonding Reduce ADHD?

It’s hard to deny that cases of ADHD have exploded in recent years. This is particularly true for boys, whose ADHD diagnoses, as the chart below shows, increased from 11 percent to 15.1 percent between 2003 and 2015. It’s easy to look at this...

The 3 Ways One Pioneer Mother Taught Her Children to Love Reading

In a recent conversation, a friend of mine shared how one of her children had been diagnosed with dyslexia. They were working to overcome the difficulty, but the obstacle was still troubling to her as a mother. “After all,” she mourned, “children...

Mayor Suggests Fine-Free Libraries So ‘Everyone Can Afford to Check Out a Book’

Early this spring I experienced something that has probably only happened to me once before: I had an overdue library book. Given that I was the girl in college who felt frantically behind on her homework if she wasn’t a week ahead in her...

5 Dating Tips for Those Interested in True, Long-Lasting Love

While recently scrolling through headlines, I came across one proclaiming, “How to be charming on a date.” Clicking on it, I found five tips, complete with detailed explanations of how to carry out this charm. These are summarized below: Be...

Google and Apple Are Recognizing the Façade of the Education System

I was at a wedding several weeks ago when I ran into a young man I hadn’t seen for a while. Naturally, I asked what he was up to. Was he finished with high school? College? To my surprise, he stated that he was working for Apple as a software...

Teacher Punishes Student… for Good Manners

Everyone expects the first week of school to contain some hiccups. Even though we all know that our children are perfect angels and would never give their teachers trouble, the transition to schedules and classmates can also contain behavior...

Why Education is the ‘Fraud of the Age’

There’s always something thrilling about the start of a new school year or semester. New clothes to wear. Fresh books to explore. New teachers to meet. It’s all become a part of what we call back-to-school and the education experience. Of course...

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