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, 2019

UT’s Department of Theatre and Film is currently running its final show of the season. Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical “Into the Woods” has one more weekend at the Center for Performing Arts before the fall hauls in a new selection of drama for those of us not graduating in May.

“Into the Woods” has always been an ensemble piece. Rather than rely...

February 13, 2019

“The Pillowman” promised to shock me. That was the talk around town. I heard that this play crosses boundaries so dark, so repressed, that most cannot sit through to the end. Audiences storm the exits in horror. The theatre becomes a hollow, cement cage dominated by gruesome truths, but no one to listen.

“How far in could I last?” I wondered.

That wa...

November 14, 2018

It seems crazy that Erich Maria Remarque’s “All Quiet on the Western Front” has never been adapted into a play—until now—and it’s right here at the University of Toledo. It’s been 90 years since the novel’s first printing, 88 since its first film adaptation and 100 since the end of the war it narrates. So why now? And why UT? I hoped to have these...

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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...