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The Observer, formerly The Journal, is the editorially independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Our mission is to publish news and feature stories, editorial and opinions relevant to the campus community while upholding the highest professional and ethical standards as outlined in The Observer Code of Conduct and Editorial Board By-laws and Procedures.

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Letters may be sent by e-mail to [email protected], postal mailed to The Observer, RHB 140, Public Affairs Center, One University Plaza Springfield, IL 62703-5407. Letters should be no more than 2 double-spaced pages. Deadline for submitting letters is noon on the Thursday prior to the publishing date. The Observer reserves the right to reject or edit any submitted letter-to-the-editor. If any revisions take place, the author will be notified.

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