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

How Every Parent Can Combat Rising Teen Depression

Today’s young people are depressed. According to an issue of the Johns Hopkins Health Review, “the odds of adolescents suffering from clinical depression grew by 37 percent between 2005 and 2014.” And this depression doesn’t appear to get better...

Actress Mourns the Death of Compliments at Work

I always find it fascinating when a public figure makes a candid remark about the negative effects of politically correct culture. Such remarks often contain a hint of apology, as if the speaker knows that such a statement is decidedly unpopular and...

A 1944 Warning About Genetically Edited Babies

I saw the headline scroll across the marquee as I drove by the public radio station this morning: gene-edited babies are officially a thing.   The news comes out of China at the hands of researcher He Jiankui, who genetically edited a pair...

High School Students Claim Ignorance Should Not Be Used Against Them in Exam Scores

“My dog ate my homework” has long been the default excuse for students who miss the mark with their school assignments. But high school students in New Zealand appear to have moved beyond this tired excuse, for instead of blaming the dog, they...

The ‘Parenting Coach’ Industry Has Exploded in the Last 20 Years. Here’s Why.

Ever seen an episode of Supernanny? For those unfamiliar with the British TV program, Jo Frost is the supernanny who comes into a chaotic home, evaluates the situation, and then teaches parents how they can restore peace and raise their children...

What UK Parents Are Doing About Today’s ‘Oppressive’ School System

When it comes to exports, the US ranks third behind China and the European Union. But even while it trails in the exportation of physical goods, the US seems to be succeeding in the exportation of new ideas. One of these is the modern homeschool...

Boy Scouts Learn Just How Fickle Women Can Be

It happened. The Girl Scouts are finally suing their male counterparts after the latter decided to open its doors to scouts of both sexes a little over a year ago. Officially, the lawsuit centers on trademark issues. With the Boy Scouts...

Jordan Peterson Made His Own Political Ad for Dems

Jordan Peterson has become something of a household name in the last several years. His strong stance on free speech, his support of well-reasoned civil discourse, and his gentle but hard-hitting talks on the basics of life has endeared himself...

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...

Prominent Surgeon: Medical Students Now Struggle 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...

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