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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April 24, 2019

Over the past few seasons, Jason Candle and UT’s football program boasted more and more Toledo Rocket football players being selected in the NFL Draft.

This year, the 2019 draft will likely be no different for Candle and Rocket standouts Cody Thompson and Diontae Johnson. Both historic Toledo receivers fully expect to be drafted by an NFL team on Th...

February 6, 2019

The NFL season came to a close Sunday night with a powerhouse matchup between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.

Well, a powerhouse matchup on paper.

If not for the extensive marketing and branding of the game, casual fans could have easily mistaken the biggest game of the year for a regular-season game.

And a boring...

October 10, 2018

The telltale signs of fall normally remain the same: the weather cools, the leaves begin to fall and football reigns supreme once more.

I welcome this yearly reprieve from the sweltering days of August and eagerly await the return of sweater weather.

But, while fall may be my favorite season, I can’t stand college football season.

My disdain for the s...

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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...