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

‘Truth’ is ‘Disrespectful of Diversity’ Says Alberta Department of Education

Can a society which welcomes diversity find room in its group hug to embrace truth? One would think that the answer should be yes. After all, if every person, idea, or viewpoint is allowed, then why not truth? Sadly, the answer seems to be no...

A Progressive Explains Why the Left Downplays Family Structure

Modern society tends to think that given enough education, job opportunities, and equality advancement a child will be able to lift himself out of poverty and enjoy a successful life as an adult. But as a new study published by the Census Bureau...

Why Are Feminists Secretly Attracted to Chivalrous Men?

I recently ran across an article from The Conversation discussing the issue of “benevolent sexism.” For those feeling a bit foggy about the term “benevolent sexism,” please know you're not alone. As I read on, I discovered that I knew the...

A Former English Professor Explains Why She Homeschools Her Children

Twenty years ago, Rosaria Champagne Butterfield was an up-and-coming professor of English literature at Syracuse University. While specializing in Critical Theory, she also headed up Syracuse’s Center for Women’s Studies. Through various events,...

Schools Are Wasting Student Time on Assignments Beneath Their Abilities

To look at international exams and results from various tests, one would think that America’s children are dimwits. Only a quarter of high school seniors are proficient in math. Thirty-seven percent of them are proficient in reading. And in science...

Does the Pill Degrade Women by Making Them Like Men?

We hear a lot of feminist messages these days about the power of women. They’re breaking glass ceilings. They’re working their way into science, engineering, and math. They can do anything as well as men, if not better. All of this, of course, is...

Seven Ways Men Are No Longer the ‘Privileged’ Sex

If the twenty-first century could be summarized with a few key words, “equality” and “social justice” would likely reign supreme. And why not? Who doesn’t like the idea of being treated fairly and with dignity? But while our talk and promotion...

Mike Rowe’s Brilliant Response to the Kaepernick Nike Ad

By now, you’ve probably heard all about Colin Kaepernick’s Nike ad, which ran as follows: Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt pic.twitter.com/SRWkMIDdaO — Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018...

Does Family Bonding Reduce ADHD?

It’s hard to deny that cases of ADHD have exploded in recent years. This is particularly true for boys, whose ADHD diagnoses, as the chart below shows, increased from 11 percent to 15.1 percent between 2003 and 2015. It’s easy to look at this...

The 3 Ways One Pioneer Mother Taught Her Children to Love Reading

In a recent conversation, a friend of mine shared how one of her children had been diagnosed with dyslexia. They were working to overcome the difficulty, but the obstacle was still troubling to her as a mother. “After all,” she mourned, “children...

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