About Us

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


The S&B is published on Fridays by the newspaper stuff 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 S&B welcomes story ideas from students, faculty and other members of the town and College community. To submit a tip, please e-mail newspapr@grinnell.edu or contact us through the above menu.

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.

Comments for the website will be approved at the discretion of the editorial staff. While anonymous comments may be permitted in certain situations, spam comments and bullying are not tolerated.


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


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), independent advertisers, and private donations. Students publish the paper every Friday during the academic year. Read more about the editors and writers here.


The S&B typically hires the end of each semester. However, Editors-in-Chief hire as editorial positions become available, and the Opinions Editor accepts applications for columnists and cartoonists at the beginning of each semester. Writers and photographers work on a freelance basis.


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. However, if on school break, the S&B editors send out an email to consistent writers and photographers regarding the meeting time.


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