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

Fewer Americans Think College is Necessary for a Middle Class Life

In this day and age, to be a middle class citizen in the U.S. is about as American as one can get. Such a classification usually means one has a decent job, a moderate house, and a nice family, among other things. But according to a recent Pew...

Can a Parent Hold Down a Job and Homeschool at the Same Time?

Have you ever wanted to try homeschooling your child, but felt your family didn’t fit into the homeschool stereotype of one parent at home teaching and the other parent out doing the breadwinning? Apparently other parents have felt the same way....

Is Respect for Good Women Disappearing?

I picked up Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park for the first time last month, and since finishing it, I’ve had a nagging thought at the back of my mind concerning male-female relationships. But a little background before I mention that nagging thought...

5 Habits That Propelled Rockefeller to Fame and Fortune

For many, the name John D. Rockefeller conjures up images of a wealthy but monopolizing oil tycoon. But while many might have an unfavorable opinion of Rockefeller, they would likely be eager to know how to follow in his steps, particularly in...

What They’re Reading in Ivy League Schools

We’re big proponents of self-education at Intellectual Takeout. So when today’s Washington Post claimed there was a new way to get an expensive Ivy League education without paying tuition, I eagerly bit. According to The Post, the way to this...

Harvard Professor: Discrimination Not the Cause of ‘Gender Pay Gap’

During the last seven years, the Obama presidency has faithfully recognized “Equal Pay Day,” the date on which “we mark how far into the new year women would have to work just to earn the same as men did in the previous year.” According to President...

5 Reasons to Go Back to One-Room Schools

A number of years ago when I first started college, I sheepishly broached my English professor with a thesis for my freshman research paper: the revival of one-room schools in America. Her wholehearted approval and my subsequent research brought the...

Whoa… Doctor Links ADHD Diagnoses to Poor Parenting

Dr. Leonard Sax has been making waves lately with his latest book, The Collapse of Parenting. The book’s basic premise is that American parents have failed to realize that they are their child’s authority, not their friend. In an interview with...

There Used to Be No Such Thing as 'Adolescence' in America

The startling statistic of the day comes from a New York Post article written by Naomi Schaefer Riley. Riley highlights a new study from the University of Michigan which discovered that the number of young people age 20-24 with driver’s licenses had...

Carol Burnett: ‘Cleverness’ in Entertainment is Becoming Extinct

Over the weekend, famed comedienne Carol Burnett received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). Before receiving the award, Burnett gave a brief interview to The Hollywood Reporter, offering an interesting critique of the...

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