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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October 4, 2017

Located in the University of Toledo’s Flatlands, the Spirit Rock has seen many a campus pep rally and, by our calculations, around 3,000 layers of paint over the past 20 years. 
But how did this massive, eight-ton boulder get to be in the middle of campus? 
In 1968, Nicholson Concrete and Supply Co. donated a huge rock to UT as a symbol of spirit a...

September 6, 2017

There’s always room for growth when it comes to learning to love yourself. 

Embrace Your Face is a bareMinerals makeup and skincare event that will take place 6 – 10 p.m. Sept. 7 in the University of Toledo’s Student Union, room 3020. 

The beauty bash will highlight the importance of having a proper and balanced beauty regimen and provide young women...

September 6, 2017

Nothing tests a relationship like long distance. Whether it be a couple hours or a couple hundred miles, the space between you and your other half is going to affect the relationship —no doubt about it. 

The question is… will the distance make or break it?
This summer, I journeyed 3,500 miles away from my boyfriend, Stephen, for two and a half month...

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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...