Anna Mathews

Anna Mathews

Alcuin Intern

Anna is a Minnesota Native who graduated from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas with degrees in Political Science and Philosophy. She previously taught at a Title I classical academy. In her spare time, Anna enjoys following all things political, digesting anything related to classical education, and spending time on Minnesota’s many beautiful rivers and lakes.

Recent blog posts by this author

Jeffrey Epstein: Four Things You Need to Know

On July 6, New York billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was arrested in New Jersey on charges of “sex trafficking of minors and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors.” U.S. District Judge Richard Berman has delayed his bail decision and will...

Low Marriage and Birth Rates Explained

Kitty Hannah Eden had – in her own words – a traumatic, abusive, miserable childhood. So traumatic, in fact, that she refuses to become a parent. Contraception and an abortion have helped her honor this commitment through two marriages In her...

It’s Not Just Her: The Worst Thing About Teaching

Tara Blair Ball has taught for nine years. And she hates teaching.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: It’s Been a Year, and What a Year It’s Been

On June 26, 2018, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) beat Joseph Crowley for the Democratic nomination in New York’s 14th congressional district. Though only 28 and with little political experience, she went on to win the general election in...

Three Reasons Why People Are Fascinated by Serial Killers

I binge watch crime shows. My roommate is responsible. She got me to watch three episodes of CBS’ “Criminal Minds,” and I was hooked.  Recently, I saw Netflix’s “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” a portrayal of Ted Bundy’s life...

Yes to the Dress, No From… the Bridesmaid?

“Don’t be afraid to say no.”   Such was the advice of my aunt after I shared my frustrations about the high cost of being a bridesmaid. As a recent college graduate, I’ve been asked to be in several weddings, and the price ain’t pretty...

Is Masculinity Inherently Toxic?

“Toxic masculinity” has become a buzzword of sorts in media and culture alike. But in Pennsylvania, Gettysburg College is taking the issue to a whole new level, the College Fix reports.   Students at Gettysburg college who identify as...

The Real Reason Women Bully Each Other at Work (And Everywhere Else)

In a recent article written for The Atlantic, Olga Khazan asks, “Why do women bully each other at work?” In the article’s body, she details several studies and personal stories from women who have found their work environments to be quite hostile...

6 Brilliant Authors Who Died Penniless

The many authors we hail today as cultural and literary geniuses are often assumed to have been recognized as such during their lifetimes, living successful – at least financially successful - lives. However, that assumption is often not the case....

8 Facts to Know about the Stone Which Broke the Code of History

Discovered on July 19 in 1799 by the French, the Rosetta Stone proved to be one of the most important historical discoveries in the history of, well… history. As the most popular artifact in the British Museum, it sees most of the Museum’s 6.8...

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