Patience Griswold

Patience Griswold

Editorial Assistant

Patience Griswold is a former Alcuin Intern and currently serves as Editorial Assistant at Intellectual Takeout. She is a senior at Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota in their History of Ideas program. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Recent blog posts by this author

Why I’m Glad I Read Toni Morrison’s Beloved (Even Though I Didn’t Want To)

“I am very unexcited to read this book,” I told a classmate of mine as I stared at the copy of Beloved sitting on the table in front of me.   I would describe myself as a book lover, but my fiction quota is relatively low. It’s not that I...

Can You Really ‘Ban’ the Negative Effects of Advertising?

The U.K. has recently hit upon a brilliant strategy to do away with harmful or offensive gender stereotypes – they are banning them from advertisements. Following outrage in the past couple of years over ads that were seen as toxic, the U.K. has...

The Rise of 'Kidfluencers' and 'Sharenting': Cause for Concern?

I was recently followed on Instagram by a one-month-old. Well, technically I was followed by her parents who operate an account for their baby girl. Both parents are dear friends of mine and have been for several years. We live farther away from...

The NYT: More Biased Than They Care to Admit?

Early last week, Alex Tabarrok shared some findings about The New York Times and its reporting. “Many trends develop over decades but I’ve never seen change so rapid as the breathtaking success of what one might call social justice concerns,” he...

What Saint Augustine Would Have Thought of Joel Osteen

“This guy is the best thing that has ever happened to Twitter,” ran a text I recently sent to friends. The occasion? A tweet from “St. AugOsteen.” Taking quotes from famed Prosperity Gospel preacher Joel Osteen and mixing them with those of St....

Leaving the Peach State Won’t Be so Peachy for Netflix

Several major studios are considering abandoning Georgia as a film production location in light of Georgia’s recent heartbeat bill. If implemented, the bill would ban the destruction of the life of an unborn child once a heartbeat is detectable...

Three Public Speaking Tips From a Little Schoolhouse on the Prairie

If you’ve ever found yourself in the dreaded position of giving a school presentation, chances are you’ve heard this clichéd advice: “Just picture everyone in their underwear.” Giving a class speech is something many students push through, red-faced...

How Would Dostoevsky Have Responded to the Smartphone?

“I don’t know how to make friends without my phone,” a teenager told me last summer when I found myself enforcing a policy banning screens at a student seminar I was helping with.   I was a little surprised by this line of reasoning, but...

Jussie Smollett’s Hoax: Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Writing on the recent decision to drop charges against Jussie Smollett, the New York Times observed that for Smollett, “The outcome couldn’t have been better.” It’s no surprise that Chicago’s mayor and police chief are both furious. And while he got...

Marvel’s Mentorship Crisis

Are you growing weary of superhero films? Many viewers are, but others still fill the theaters, especially if the film presents the opportunity to enjoy another cameo of the now deceased father of the Marvel Universe, Stan Lee. I’m in this latter...

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