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 18, 2018

The African People’s Association hosted African Night April 14th in the Student Union.

The theme was “Our Pride is Gold,” and people of different African cultures performed in music performances, a dance showcase and a fashion show.

“Learning about new cultures helps you see the world in a completely different way,” said Jaye Olaniran, vice president...

April 4, 2018

Thirteen hours, thousands of students and over a hundred thousand dollars raised each year for the Mercy Children’s Hospital in Toledo.


On Saturday, April 7 at 10 a.m., UT students will host their 17th annual RockeTHON. The 13-hour dance marathon will be held at the end of Miracle Week, after a week full of events.


The dance marathon movement start...

March 14, 2018

It’s always rewarding and a beautiful thing to give back the community. And if we’re being honest, a lot of UT students might have a community service quota to meet for a class or organization. No matter the reason you volunteer, it’s still an admirable thing to do, and there are many opportunities to do so this semester.

On April 7, the RockeTHON d...

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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...