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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February 6, 2019

The NFL season came to a close Sunday night with a powerhouse matchup between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.

Well, a powerhouse matchup on paper.

If not for the extensive marketing and branding of the game, casual fans could have easily mistaken the biggest game of the year for a regular-season game.

And a boring...

January 30, 2019

In the second half of the 2018 NFL regular season, the Kansas City Chiefs were one of the best teams in the league, setting records with their offensive production.

This production would not have been possible without key player Kareem Hunt. Hunt, a dynamic weapon and UT alumnus, can be utilized by an NFL offense in many ways.

However, Hunt had his s...

A little over a year ago, a movement began. 

Colin Kaepernick, former quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, did not stand for the national anthem. 

After some time and thinking, and discussion with military veterans, Kaepernick's protest changed to him taking a knee.

After the season ended, Kaepernick, who has been voted to multiple Pro Bowls and on...

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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...