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 10, 2018

As many people know, homecoming is UT’s longest standing tradition.

Last year, as a first-year student, I didn’t really understand what college homecoming was or what it exactly meant. As a second-year student, I can proudly say that has changed.

I held the sponsorship chair for this year’s homecoming committee, and I learned a lot about what homecom...

For decades, student organizations and Toledo groups have paraded through neighborhoods adjacent to the University of Toledo to celebrate the annual homecoming football game, a tradition dating back to 1973.

In preparation for the event, student groups spend their time creating floats that coordinate with the year’s homecoming theme.

Last Saturday, c...

The history of Blue Crew traces its origins to The University of Toledo’s own Assistant Dean of Student Involvement & Leadership Donovan Nichols.

The current overseer of more than 350+ student organizations on the University of Toledo campus first thought of the idea in 1999.

Along with his fellow Levis Leadership UT member Jason Rodriguez, Nichols r...

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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...