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

The 10 Indicators of a True Gentleman

Whether one likes it or not, it seems that women’s fears, abilities, and interactions with men have been a prominent subject in the days since President Trump was sworn into office. One of the biggest ways this female focus has intensified is...

The 6 Best Ways to Approach Your Child’s Teacher

By now, many of us have seen some version of the cartoon below. The two scenes highlight the change society has experienced in recent years. Where once the teacher was the wise, all-knowing authority to be respected, now the child is the one who can...

Medical Journal: Extend Adolescence to Age 24

“All children, except one, grow up.” Thus begins J.M. Barrie’s famous novel, Peter Pan. But while this statement was once exceedingly true, popular trends seem to be calling it into question, and if nothing else, it seems that children mature...

How Today’s Students Can Become Great Writers by Using Thomas Jefferson’s Methods

During my high school years, a number of my friends were homeschooled kids who belonged to a particular accrediting organization. This organization required each student to write an annual research paper, the length of which corresponded to their...

7 Ways Tech Executives Limit Their Children’s Internet Usage

When a friend of mine mentioned that her daughter had developed greater interest in reading in recent weeks, I responded with enthusiasm. Opening her eyes wide in mock innocence she went on to say, “It happened after we got rid of our home Wi-Fi....

Why One Inner City College is Bringing Back Plato

If we’ve learned anything in recent months, it is that the race, gender, or orientation of an author matters far more than the content of his or her book. As a result, many colleges are abandoning the works of literature which have long laid the...

What Today’s Young Men and Women Can Learn From the Abernathy Boys

Ten years ago, Lenore Skenazy started the modern free range kids movement when she wrote a column about letting her nine-year-old son ride the New York subway home by himself. Highly criticized for such a move, Skenazy explains that the subway ride...

Why You Should Think Twice About a Master’s Degree If You Live in These States (See Charts)

A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with a young lady in her early twenties. Having graduated with her bachelor’s degree several months before, she was now reflecting on her current job prospects and her future ambitions. “I’m kind of thinking...

Couple Forced to Dismantle Dream Treehouse. Because Regulations.

I grew up in a home with a giant American Elm tree in the backyard. The tree was so huge that three adults had to join hands to completely encircle it. As a child, I had grand plans for that tree, for of course it was perfect for a treehouse. And...

Could You Pass Thomas Edison’s Hiring Test? Probably Not.

The other day I stumbled across an exam compiled by the famous inventor Thomas Edison. The exam consisted of 146 questions and was used by Edison to screen applicants for executive positions in his laboratory. I began looking through the...

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