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City of Grinnell discontinues glass recycling

City of Grinnell discontinues glass recycling

November 7, 2019

By Nick Parker The city of Grinnell has recently discontinued its glass recycling program, due to a lack of market demand for recycled materials. Now, with nobody to...

City considers changes to recycling program

City considers changes to recycling program

Cloe Wray April 26, 2018

Recently, residents of Grinnell have been instructed to leave glass out of their recycling bins. According to Russ Behrens, city manager, glass has proven hard on equipment and workers and devalues...

Workshop shows inner workings of city recycling

April 27, 2012

Grinnell senior citizens learned about the benefits of recycling and the intricacies of the city’s new single-stream program on Monday at the Drake Public Library. Jordan Scheibel ’09.5 , an AmeriCorps...

Recycling’s going to save the world, tonight

November 5, 2011

In May, students threw away 35 tons of garbage after cleaning their rooms out at the end of the year. While this number is down from the 40 tons at the end of the 2009-2010 school year, 35 tons is still...

The disposed personal belongings were stored in a closet.

Facilities Management disposes of First-Generation House residents’ belongings

Evelyn Wilber, Staff Writer November 6, 2023

Following a miscommunication between Grinnell College administration and First Generation (First Gen) House residents that led to the disposal of the residents’ personal belongings and issues with the...

Grinnell November Election: Mayoral Matchup, Convicted Contender, Superintendent Search

Grinnell November Election: Mayoral Matchup, Convicted Contender, Superintendent Search

Zach Spindler-Krage and Henry Horn November 3, 2023

Candidates running for local office this November include a convict with outstanding charges, two previous mayoral contenders facing off in a rematch and school board members who will help select the next...

TEDxGrinnell set to make a return to campus life

TEDxGrinnell set to make a return to campus life

Zach Spindler-Krage, Staff Writer February 6, 2023

Grinnell College promises to expose students to science, social studies and humanities over the course of four years. TEDxGrinnellCollege only needs three hours. After a one-year hiatus, TEDxGrinnellCollege...

New composting in grill

Sustainability initiatives increase on campus

Mira Diamond-Berman December 7, 2021

On Thursday, Nov. 11, the “Sustainability on Campus and Beyond” panel discussed the College’s current action on climate change. Two of the College’s major initiatives were discussed at the...

The Signs as Makeshift Halloween Costumes

The Signs as Makeshift Halloween Costumes

November 3, 2021

By Celestial Mistress, Maiden, and Minion    The Signs as Last Minute Makeshift Halloween Costumes   Aries Brown pants pre-soaked in water + brown shirt pre-soaked in water + red...

Photo contributed by Destiny Magnett.

Just vibes

March 9, 2021

This article is a part of The S&B's Anniversary Project. See the entire project here. As everyone at Grinnell College both processed the news and made plans to evacuate campus, the vibe of campus...

Bella Kugel often has to hall upwards of eight or nine compost buckets on her bicycle. Photo contributed by Bella Kugel.

It’s not just trash! Plate to Plant offers Grinnell a new compost alternative

MJ Old February 11, 2021

A community composting project may be the solution to sustainable living in Grinnell. Following the reductions made to the city’s recycling program over the past two years, one Grinnell College alum...

Photo contributed by Francess Dunbar. Taken by Amelia Darling.

Francess Dunbar

May 17, 2020

Francess Dunbar ’20 is many things, among them an English major, a fiction writer, a 2020 Tithead host and the anonymous co-author (along with Paige Oamek ’20) of The S&B’s horoscope this past...

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