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

After graduating from high school, I dreamed of saving the world. So, I enrolled into college with a major in pre-law. Three real estate exams and seven law papers later, I realized how lost I was.

Although I found my classes enjoyable, I knew I shared a passion for something else. The writer in me fought every single day to convince myself to think...

April 24, 2019

My brother and I did not have the same upbringing.

Sure, we lived in the same house, had the same parents, went to the same schools and shared a lot of the same toys, but we were surely raised differently.

As the older sibling by a mere 20 months, I was tasked with a lot more household responsibilities, such as washing the dishes or doing laundry, at...

April 18, 2019

Easter is coming, and my excitement for the holiday seems to dwindle each year.

As a kid, Easter was certainly a holiday to look forward to. It’s the one day of the year where a giant bunny comes to your house to hide a basket of goodies. A day where you can eat candy before noon and then run around searching for colorful eggs while you’re geeked up...

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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...

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