Annie Holmquist

Annie Holmquist

Senior Writer

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

What One Professor Learned While Teaching Conservative Political Theory to Liberal Students

Several years ago, liberal professor Jonathan Haidt made a surprising statement about today’s college students. Explaining their inability to handle conflict or anything contrary to their own opinions, Haidt noted: This makes it impossible to...

The Missing Link in Rising Depression Rates?

We’re currently in the throes of winter. Or perhaps that’s second winter, or even third. With the multiple rounds of snow and cold, it’s easy to lose track of where we are. For those of us in northern climes, it’s easy to get the winter blues. A...

How to Know If You’re Truly ‘In Love’

Today’s young people have a hard time saying, “I love you” to their significant others. At least that’s one of the conclusions Lisa Bonos draws in a recent Washington Post article. As she explains, the rise of technology, the increase of options,...

Evidence Suggests Some Schools are Finally Freeing Students from the Bonds of Mediocrity

By now, many parents know there is something seriously wrong with the average American school. Time and again, children go into the school system as bright bundles of energy, curious about the surrounding world, and time and again, they stagger...

Why Are Young Men No Longer Solid Providers?

Syndicated columnist Carolyn Hax recently published an interesting online conversation she had with some of her readers. The conversation revolved around the 27-year-old son (“Ron”) of one reader, who is smart, has a college degree, but works a low-...

The Rise and Fall of the American Girl Doll Company?

The other day the American Girl doll store at Minnesota’s Mall of America announced it would be closing its doors. It’s been years since I walked through the store looking for gifts for some young relatives; nevertheless, I still felt a twinge of...

Equality for All Women… Except for Working Mothers?

Earlier this week researchers from Essex University made what might be considered a rather obvious announcement: working mothers are stressed. I can almost hear mothers around the world yelling, “This is news?! We could have told you that without...

A 1913 Prescription for ‘Toxic Masculinity’

If recent headlines are any indication, it seems that masculinity is destined to be the word of the year. Between shaving commercials, official guidelines from the American Psychological Association, and viral videos depicting “disrespectful” teen...

Can Children Really Be Raised ‘Without the Concept of Sin’?

Working for an online publication naturally brings a lot of feedback from those in the trenches. These reports are fascinating, for they give a snippet view of what real families in every day America are experiencing. One such piece of recent...

Physician Explains What's Wrong with the APA's Masculinity Guidelines

Family medical doctor and psychologist Leonard Sax has garnered a reputation for being a voice of common sense when it comes to matters of parenting. According to Sax, today’s children operate in a “culture of disrespect,” a culture which many...

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