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

7 Basic Things All Parents Should Teach Their Children

The internet has brought us many things, not the least of which is an escalation in parenting theories and “Mommy Wars.” But while it’s worthwhile to explore the pros and cons of attachment parenting, Tiger Moms, or free-range concepts, do we get...

Why are Teachers ‘Raising the Children’?

The average American is inundated with hundreds of voices every day. Politicians. Talking heads. Entertainment stars. Teachers. Students. The list could go on. But while there are multiple voices, many of the big ones seem to give a similar...

Why Joanna Gaines’ New Book Has Soared to the Top of the Bestseller List

I’ve never watched a full episode of “Fixer-Upper,” but I do know the program is the product of husband and wife team, Chip and Joanna Gaines. The Gaines’ recently ended their popular show, partially due to desires to focus more on their family,...

Most Americans Can’t Answer These Four Civics Questions… Here’s One Reason Why

Pew Research recently ran a report on political engagement in America. What caught my eye was the short, seven-question civics test embedded below. (function(){function async_load(){var s=document.createElement('script');s.type='text/javascript';...

Journalist: Public Schools Are Designed to Create ‘Standardized’ Children (and Modern Evidence Suggests They Do)

It has become quite clear that Americans struggle with knowing how to think for themselves in recent years. This is especially evident in the political opinions they espouse (or don’t). But while many Americans – particularly young ones – don’t...

Why Students Need to Nature Today More Than Ever

In 2017, the rising fever of victimhood, safe spaces, and social justice reached the campus of Evergreen College in Washington state. Its arrival launched married professors, Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying, onto the public stage as progressive...

Why America Can’t Figure Out Melania’s Confident Fashion Statements

The first state dinner hosted by the Trumps was received with great pomp, circumstance, and, per usual, titter over the little details. Perhaps not surprisingly, it was First Lady Melania Trump’s fashion choices that generated a lot of attention...

Agnostic Philosopher: Religion Is Awesome Emotional Therapy

Faith and religion get an increasingly bad rap in today’s world. As Pew Research discovered in 2016, roughly a quarter of Americans consider themselves members of the “nones,” a category which classifies people as “atheists, agnostics or ‘nothing in...

Kanye West: Stop Embracing Victimhood and Start Thinking

Confession time. I’ve never known much about Kanye West. The basic extent of my knowledge runs as follows: He’s some type of musician (a rapper as it turns out – I had to look it up). He’s married to Kim Kardashian. He has a creative sense...

MIT Study: Career and Technical Education Courses Boost Graduation Rates (a Lot)

Following the release of the latest numbers from The Nation’s Report Card, City Journal columnist Ray Domanico made an interesting observation: the low math and reading scores of eighth grade students parallel the national rates of college...

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