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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February 20, 2019

Scrolling through the #blackhistorymonth Twitter feed, I was shocked at the amount of diverse people celebrating this month of February.

First, I noticed the emoji positioned next to the hashtag: The fist emoji symbolizing power and unity encompassed in a circle together.

Was it only black fist emojis? No, there were three fists of black, white and L...

April 25, 2018

These last few weeks of my college career have been a whirlwind. So much has changed during the spring semester, and I’m not quite sure yet how we will move on from this.

If you haven’t been paying attention recently, UT has had some issues with racism, sexism and censorship on campus. The IC has covered these events consistently, but even more has...

November 15, 2017

There’s something profound about the way colors and textures mesh together, creating art through forms of fabric. Using a similar approach, the University of Toledo’s StyleList Fashion Organization merges

different races, cultures and backgrounds together, representing diversity in fashion.

“The purpose of StyleList is to allow students to show their...

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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...