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...

October 10, 2018

The University of Toledo football team emerged victorious with a ninth straight win over rival Bowling Green State University in last Saturday’s homecoming game.

This dominance prompted the Independent Collegian staff to compile a list dedicated to UT’s triumphs over BG.

Here are our top nine reasons as to why UT is obviously the better school.

1. Our...

March 20, 2018

UT’s softball team went 2-1 in the Eagle Classic over the past weekend against Oakland University, East Tennessee State University and Morehead State University.

The first contest of the Eagle Classic pitted UT against East Tennessee State, a formidable opponent. Despite this, UT prevailed with an 8-5 victory. Third-year pitcher Kailey Minarchick pi...

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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...