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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Toledo community members and students from all over the Midwest gathered together this past Saturday

to celebrate Filipino culture through food, music and dance.

More than 200 people attended the University of Toledo Filipino American Association’s Philippine Culture Night Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium.

Aileen Mendoza, a second-yea...

Each year, about 5,000 babies are born with a cleft lip or palate. Without surgery, nine in 10 children with a cleft condition are at risk of dying, but many parents cannot afford surgery.

This past weekend, people from the Toledo community raced to raise money and give these children a reason to smile.

Going the Extra Smile 5K began at 10 a.m. Sept....

Each year, more than 5,000 people are diagnosed with the fatal disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly known as ALS. The average life expectancy of someone with ALS is two to five years. There is no known cure for this disease.

Last weekend, community members gathered on the University of Toledo’s campus to walk in honor of those who have fo...

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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...