About Us

Contact the S&B at newspapr@grinnell.edu with story ideas, letters to the editor, advertisement requests, rants, backpage photos and more.


We meet to assign photos and stories to interested students, regardless of experience. Meetings are held in the Publications Office, JRC 220. Typically, writers meet at 3:00 p.m. on Sundays, and photographers at 3:30 p.m., unless the school is returning from break.


The staff of the S&B is comprised entirely of students who work independently of Grinnell College. The staff works without an official College adviser and receives funding from the Student Publications and Radio Committee (SPARC). Students publish the paper every Friday during the academic year.


Hiring is typically conducted at the end of each semester. The S&B accepts applications for columnists and cartoonists at the beginning of each semester and for editorial positions as they become available. Writers and photographers work on a freelance basis.


The Scarlet & Black is published on Fridays by students of Grinnell College and is printed by The Marshalltown Times-Republican. The newspaper is funded in part by the Student Publications and Radio Committee (SPARC) and also relies on advertising revenue to cover operating costs. All publications funded by SPARC are copyright of SPARC and cannot be reproduced elsewhere without specific written consent from SPARC.

The Scarlet & Black welcomes story ideas from students, faculty and other members of the town and College community. If there is any story that should be covered, please call (641) 269-3325 or e-mail newspapr@grinnell.edu.

Send letters to the editor via e-mail to newspapr@grinnell.edu. The author’s name must be included, but letters can be published anonymously in certain occasions upon request. Letters become the property of the S&B and will be printed at the discretion of the editor. The S&B reserves the right to edit any and all submissions. The deadline for publication in Friday’s paper is the previous Wednesday at noon. Please do not include footnotes in the letters to the editor. The opinions expressed in letters to the editor, opinion columns and advertising do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the S&B, SPARC or Grinnell College.

Anonymous comments will be deleted at the discretion of the S&B staff.


Advertising inquiries should be directed to the business manager, who can be reached at newspapr@grinnell.edu, sandbads@grinnell.edu or (641) 269-3325.


Online archives from 1894 to 2010 are available here: http://usiagrc.arcasearch.com/Research.aspx

Physical archives from 1894 to present are available in Burling Library.

Contact Us


Box #5886, Grinnell College, 1115 8th Ave, Grinnell, Iowa 50112

'About Us' have 2 comments

  1. January 20, 2014 @ 1:44 pm Truth

    Here’s a way for the college to save some $$$$. Close the des moines office. Why is it there? How much aid does the expense cover? Consider — if they tell you it is “necessary” then why is it not a well known fact? And now they have to hire extra staff (see job ads, they’re hiring a receptionist). The college would have more $$$ if it had a few less adminsitrators. Under Kington, the number of administrators has exploded!! Just count — then do a real report

  2. October 6, 2015 @ 8:27 pm David Doty

    Having trouble accessing S&B archives from ’62 to ’66. Do I need to create an account? If so, how?
    David Doty ’66

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