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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September 4, 2018

I smoke a lot of weed.

That’s bold, but I really don’t know any other way to say it.

If anyone is to ask, I tell them that I fully support the use of marijuana and have experienced the medical benefits of it.

It wasn’t always like this, though.

I grew up to believe that, “smoke was dope,” and the only people who smoked dope were “dopeheads.”