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

When It Comes to Community, Bigger Is Not Necessarily Better

When it comes to the coolness factor in the religious world, leading or attending a “megachurch” would likely be towards the top of the list. But according to new research out of Duke University, megachurches might not want to be so quick to...

Why Aren't Apprenticeships More Popular?

Last night I found myself walking down a hallway at a local private college. As I passed what was presumably the philosophy department, I noticed a couple of posted articles declaring the value of a philosophy degree and decrying the recent rush...

5 Pieces of Education Advice from the 15th Century

When looking at the state of our schools today – particularly the low proficiency scores which plague our nation – it’s easy to throw up our hands. But in our despair over how to fix these problems, do we all too often look for a new solution,...

Should School and Sports Part Ways?

Would students of all types – athletic or academic – benefit from the separation of school and sports? That’s the gist of a question recently asked by Michael Hansen in U.S. News and World Report. According to Hansen, sports in both high school...

The 5-Second Rule is Actually True – NASA Says So

If I recall correctly, I first heard of the 5-second rule as a teenager while working in a community kitchen with some other girls. Someone likely dropped a cookie on the floor, yelped “Oops! 5-second rule!”, dusted off the cookie, and popped it...

New Study: Staying Married More than 10 Years Dramatically Decreases Divorce Rate

Around Valentine’s Day, stories of old, wizened married couples tend to grace newspaper pages with renewed fervor, such as this recent one about Nicholas and Rafaela Ordaz who just celebrated 82 years of marriage. For many millennials who...

NARAL Calls Caring, Involved Fathers ‘Sexist’?

If you watched the Superbowl yesterday, you likely saw the following commercial. The commercial, which advertises the merits of the 2016 Hyundai Genesis Car Finder, features a protective father stalking his daughter and her boyfriend on their first...

Are Standardized Tests A Necessary or Unnecessary Evil?

Spring is on its way – or so says the Groundhog – and with it, the annual battery of school tests and assessments. If recent years are any indication, this testing barrage will likely be met with reports of stressed students, frustrated teachers...

‘Fair and Equitable’ Discipline Policies: Unfair to Most Students?

If you’ve been following education news lately, you’ve likely heard about the complaints against Success Academy Charter Schools in New York. The complaints come from parents of children with disabilities whose poor behavior eventually caused them...

5 Keys to Educational Success in the 19th Century

The education received by the characters in the Little House on the Prairie books has long amazed readers. How in the world did the Ingalls girls manage to get such a stellar education in the midst of primitive surroundings and a...

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