April 24, 2019

An assault outside of Carlson. Speculative tweets. Passing rumors. Last week, University of Toledo’s campus was a case study on the convergence of crime, misinformation and social media. The Independent Collegian sat down with UTPD Chief Jeff Newton to sort through what really happened. 

Q: What happened outside of Carlson Library a couple of weeks ago? There were rumors all the way from jumpings to gang initiations. What really happened? 

A: “[The rumors] are mystifying. I think it’s just one of the effects of social media. We had one report that happened on Sunday, [April 14] at 10 p.m. where an individual called and indicated that he was struck in the face by an unknown individual. Nothing...

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April 25, 2018

Finals week: a patchwork of research paper deadlines, lengthy study-guides, thick stacks of flash cards

and emptied Starbucks cups scattered around Carlson Library.

For Derick Trong, a second-year bioengineering major, it “is here pretty fast” and he’s “pretty stressed.”

“You can be doing great in a class and a final can totally change that,” Trong wr...

April 18, 2018

The city of Atlanta fell victim to a ransomware attack last month after hackers unleashed a program known as SamSam, compromising the area’s technological infrastructure and demanding $51,000 in bitcoin. 

And according to Charles Bethea, a New Yorker staff writer, “The hack has, among its many consequences…made courts unable to validate warrants; cr...

April 4, 2018

UT’s Young Americans for Liberty posted a video on their Facebook page of Jessica Harker, the Independent Collegian’s former Opinion Editor, tearing down UT YAL sponsored event fliers in the Lancelot Thompson Student Union on the evening of April 3rd.

The fliers advertised an upcoming event with Larry Pratt, the Executive Director of Gun Owners of A...

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April 24, 2019

College Republicans held an NRA-U event hosted by the National Rifle Association at the Student Union April 18.

The interactive presentation teaches students about the history of the Second Amendment,...

April 24, 2019

An assault outside of Carlson. Speculative tweets. Passing rumors. Last week, University of Toledo’s campus was a case study on the convergence of crime, misinformation and social media. The Independe...

Note: The IC uses pseudonyms when discussing individual’s experiences with smoking weed to protect their identities.

When most people grab a cup of coffee, Joe reaches for his leaves. The grinded herbs...

Marijuana laws and regulations differ state by state, making it difficult to know when, where and how to get high without running into legal troubles. 

While each state has its own restrictions and pol...

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