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 24, 2019

You know how it goes: During the last two weeks of the semester, the university puts on many events and programs designed to help students cope with the stress of finals week.

There are dogs, massage chairs and free food all over campus as a way to connect with students and ensure that they finish the semester strong.

We are here for them.

But, what c...

April 17, 2019

It’s not hard to picture: A stereotypical young white male, collared shirt half-tucked, face up toward the ceiling, inhaling the weed he just bought from his dealer tucked away in a suburban home bedroom. He exhales, a cloud of smoke billowing out of his mouth smelling of burnt stems and privilege.

People of color simply do not enjoy this experience...

April 4, 2019

As the semester winds down to a close, it’s time to start looking ahead to fall semester. In that spirit, it’s also time for UT Student Government elections.

Students can access the elections through InvoNet by logging in with their UTADs; ballots opened April 1 and will close April 4. The site can be accessed directly, or a link to the ballot can b...

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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...