The official student newspaper at the University of Houston-Clear Lake

Contribution Policy

The Signal welcomes and encourages UHCL students, faculty and staff to submit contributions to the website. Contributions will be posted as they are submitted and will not be edited prior to publication.

The editor has the right to refuse publications. Contributions will not be accepted if they are deemed libelous, unlawful, slanderous, deceitful, harassing, obscene, pornographic, threatening, or posts that are hateful toward an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age or disability.

Please submit all contributions to thesignal@uhcl.edu (you can also use the submission form located in the sidebar to the right). Include your major or job title at the university with your submission. Please include a headline for your submission.

Writing Contribution Guidelines

Features, news, opinions, blogs, literary arts and more

Contributions should be written for an academic audience and contain minimal grammatical errors. Please include a headline. Submissions should be from 500 to 1,000 words. Do not exceed 1,000 words. Files should be submitted in .doc, .docx or .pdf format.

Visual Contribution Guidelines

Videos, graphics, music, cartoons and more

Videos: Videos should be uploaded to YouTube. Please email the editor the link to the video. Include a short description and a headline for the submission.

Graphics: The Signal accepts graphics, including interactive graphics and infographics. The dimensions should be a minimum of 800 x 600 pixels. Images can be larger than this. Please submit in .png, .jpg or .gif format. The editor will resize as needed. Include a short description and a headline.

Music/Audio: The Signal accepts music, audio clips, podcasts and other audio contributions. Audio should be uploaded to YouTube or SoundCloud. Email the editor the link of the submission. Include a short description and a headline.

Cartoons: The Signal accepts hand-drawn cartoons as well as digitally created cartoons. The minimum size is 800 x 600 pixels. Images can be larger, the editor will resize as needed. Files should be submitted in .png, .jpg or .gif format. Include a short description of the cartoon and a headline.

Submit a Contribution

All UHCL students, faculty and staff my submit contributions to The Signal.

Contributions can be submitted by emailing The Signal editors at thesignal@uhcl.edu or by using the form below.

Submission Form




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