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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November 1, 2017

More often then not, readers don’t get the chance to witness the failures writers encounter when they’re in the process of publishing work. People only see the end product, not the hours spent curating ideas and constructing a piece. 

“We so rarely get to write. And for every piece that works, there are countless ones that haven’t worked that you h...

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