Award-winning, student-run, weekly campus newspaper of the University of Illinois, Springfield

The Observer

Award-winning, student-run, weekly campus newspaper of the University of Illinois, Springfield

The Observer

Award-winning, student-run, weekly campus newspaper of the University of Illinois, Springfield

The Observer

Drake ft J. Cole Concert
Drake ft J. Cole Concert
February 26, 2024

The recent Drake and J Cole concert in St.  Louis was one of the best concerts I have ever attended. The concert occurred on Mon., Feb. 12 ...

Bouquet for Bae with APC:
Bouquet for Bae with APC:
February 26, 2024

What could be more romantic than creating a bouquet for your significant other on Valentine's Day? The Asian Pop Culture Club organized the ”Bouquet...

The Baking Club’s Chocolate covered strawberry set up | Photo Credit: Teadora Bowen
UIS Baking Club:
February 23, 2024

In the spirit of love and sweet indulgence, the UIS Baking Club orchestrated a delightful tabling event last week, providing the campus with...

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Caption: The cover of Morbid, the podcast that got me into true crime. | Credit: Morbid Podcast on Spotify
Beyond "What Scares UIS Students?" | What scares me? My top 3 scariest true crime stories
Annalise Avila October 24, 2023

I have never been the kind of person who enjoys being spooked or scared. I never watched scary movies as a kid, I never read a single Goosebumps...

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"Abbott Elementary" Aired Its Season 2 Finale – What’s Next?
Casey Hutchison May 6, 2023

Abbott Elementary, the sitcom created by Quinta Brunson (formerly of BuzzFeed), has taken the world by storm. The series, which follows a group...

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"Ghosted" Is a Horrible Addition To Both Action And Romance Genres
Hope Gadson May 6, 2023

This week's film of choice was Apple TV’s new action movie starring Ana de Armas and Chris Evans, Ghosted. The film follows Cole Turner (Evans)...

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Super Bowl LVIII Commercial Reviews
Super Bowl LVIII Commercial Reviews
February 23, 2024

Upon asking family, friends and work colleagues about their favorite and least favorite Super Bowl commercials, I received several interesting...

UIS WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM IS BACK:
UIS WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM IS BACK:
February 7, 2024

The winter break not only served as a respite from academics for the UIS women’s soccer team but also marked a departure from their regular...

Time to Eat |
Pictured in Photo: DaRon Bland and Dak Prescott
| Photo Credit: AP Photo/Sam Hodde
Pigskin and Turkey: What Could Be Better?
Allen Schmitz December 5, 2023

What are you thankful for this year? Have you been able to secure a favorable job?  Has a newborn member joined the family? Romance, school,...

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Bouquet for Bae with APC:
Bouquet for Bae with APC:
February 26, 2024

What could be more romantic than creating a bouquet for your significant other on Valentine's Day? The Asian Pop Culture Club organized the ”Bouquet...

The Overlooked Part of an Outfit: Jewelry
The Overlooked Part of an Outfit: Jewelry
February 21, 2024

Putting together an outfit is like looking at endless opportunities and sometimes something is missing, no matter how good the articles of clothing...

Unraveling Professionalism Workplace Fashion: UIS’s Office of Engaged Learning
Unraveling Professionalism Workplace Fashion: UIS’s Office of Engaged Learning
February 12, 2024

Putting together outfits can be difficult when it comes to working in the office. Between dress codes and opting for professionalism, there isn’t...

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A Weekend with International Students
A Weekend with International Students
February 19, 2024

If you've ever been curious about how international students spend their weekends on campus, this story is for you. While some students have...

Snow Trails and Fails:
Snow Trails and Fails:
February 15, 2024
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The Discontent of Graduation Among Students
The Discontent of Graduation Among Students
February 16, 2024

Let’s pretend it’s March of 2020. You’re a senior in high school who just received the news that due to the COVID pandemic spring break...

‘Removed From Viewing’
‘Removed From Viewing’
February 15, 2024
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The Skeletons COVID-19 Left Behind: The Pandemic and its Effects on Social Relationships
The Skeletons COVID-19 Left Behind: The Pandemic and its Effects on Social Relationships
Melanie Gercone October 27, 2023

By now, people hear the date March 13, and immediately recall the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic changed the way we live our lives in many different...

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