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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December 4, 2018

The Toledo Rockets walked away with another win after a victorious game on Thursday against the Belmont Bruins at the Curb Event Center. UT won 78-69 to edge out the Bruins in Thursday’s contest.

A thunderous offense was key in scoring a win on Thursday, and the Rockets did not disappoint. Five Rockets broke the double digit scoring mark during the...

The Rocket men’s basketball team fell to Eastern Michigan on the road 85-79 before defeating Central Michigan 89-76 on Feb. 23. UT is now 20-9 (12-4 MAC) this season. 
Toledo played well in the first half against EMU but a strong shooting second half led the Eagles to victory.  
Fourth-year guard Tre’shaun Fletcher led the offense with 21 points fo...

February 14, 2018


Last week, the Toledo women’s basketball team lost to Miami University by a score 67-58 and to Central Michigan University by a score of 87-47 on Wednesday and Saturday, respectively. The defeats drop the Rockets’ record to 15-10 overall and 6-7 in Mid-American Conference play.

Third-year Mikaela Boyd led the Rocket offense with 18 points, six rebo...

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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...