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 28, 2018

A hot-button issue in American sports over the past couple of years has been the use of Native American imagery in sports.

There has been a debate between people who view their use as nicknames or logos as insensitive or racist against people who think they’re just an identity of a sports team and there is no harm meant with them.

Being a Cleveland I...

February 21, 2018

With the recent death of 17 people at the hands of an armed assailant in Florida, the time to end the gun debate is now. 
This isn’t a call for heightened gun control or even a call for the most minor improvements in policy changes to make purchasing firearms harder. It’s a call for gun control advocates to realize that no number of dead children w...

October 4, 2016

On Monday, Sept. 26 at 9 p.m., the Department of Political Science & Public Administration hosted a debate-watching event for the first presidential debate in University Hall. Similar events had been held previously during the Republican and Democratic primaries, but this was the first time a debate-watching event had been held for a presidential e...

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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...

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