Annie Holmquist

Annie Holmquist

Senior Writer

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

Two for the Price of One: Why More Schools Should Offer College Degrees in High School

The New York Times recently caught my eye with the following article title: “A High School Education and College Degree All in One.” Such a promise sounds almost too good to be true, like one of those “work from home for $40 an hour” signs...

Why Medical Students Are Suddenly Struggling to Conduct Surgeries

Whether it’s for something as serious as cancer or as routine as a kidney stone, no one likes to hear that they have to go under the surgical knife. But such unhappy news is often lightened once a patient has the chance to talk to the surgeon and...

Physician: Sex Changes Are Not the Common Sense Approach to Gender Dysphoria in Kids

Love, affirmation, and acceptance seem to be the name of the game these days, especially when it comes to anything concerning gender identity. Such a view is taking hold not only in the political world, but in the scientific and research world as...

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Advice for a World Plagued by Chaos and Victimhood

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the chaos and the noise that seems to be a normal part of life nowadays? If so, you’re not alone. Anything from a random comment on Twitter to the confirmation of a Supreme Court Justice to an election seems to pit...

Want Strong Social Skills? Top Execs Say These 4 Steps Are a Must.

From the time that the modern homeschooling movement began to gain a foothold in American culture, there is one question that prospective homeschoolers have received more than any other: “What about socialization?” The flip side of this, of...

10 Steps to Becoming a Happy Parent

Several weeks ago, a friend of mine posted an article about motherhood on a social media account. The article went on to explain how fun child-rearing actually is. A number of young moms were quick to jump on to her post and agree that despite the...

Why Women With Large Families Are Not Stupid

Have you ever heard the saying, “Don’t mess with Mama,” or even the snarky quip, “If Mama Ain’t Happy, Ain’t Nobody Happy”? If so, it would appear you are ahead of French president Emmanuel Macron. He recently exhibited his ignorance about poking...

Academics Claim Their Non-PC Transgender Research is Being Censored

Academic publishing is being viewed with increasing skepticism the last several years. This skepticism, of course, is not helped with academic papers about the whiteness of pumpkins, oppressed squirrels, and dog rape, the latter being a hoax to...

What Princess Eugenie’s Wedding Reveals About Good Marriages

In checking out the morning’s headlines, I discovered I had overlooked a very important event: Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank. I suppose I can’t really be blamed. Although a princess, Eugenie ranks ninth in succession to the...

The PC Crowd Goes After the Honored Dead

I recently picked up an old novel by author Maud Hart Lovelace entitled Emily of Deep Valley. Having read Lovelace’s celebrated Betsy-Tacy series for children and young adults a number of years ago, I expected a fun, carefree story that would offer...

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