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

With Thanksgiving behind us and more winter holidays on the horizon, people are reuniting with their loved ones in traditional holiday cheer.

While some may choose not to partake in holiday celebrations, others struggle to muster any joy from them.

This applies to some of our own friends and classmates, including those away from home for the first ti...

November 14, 2018

We’ve all encountered some people on campus who make us think to ourselves, “Really? You’re doing that here?”

While most of these behaviors are harmless, they are incredibly annoying and sometimes even send us into a rage that ruins our whole day.

Please, from the bottoms of our hearts, don't be these people.

1. People who listen to loud music in publ...

September 5, 2018

If there’s one skill every college student has mastered, it’s juggling.

By that we mean juggling school, a job, extracurriculars, family, a social life, sleep, and so on, though it would

be rather impressive if all students had mastered the classic party trick.

Most would agree that, in the wake of all those overflowing schedules, nothing complements...

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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...