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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With an amalgamation of ghosts, ghouls and clowns, Campus Activities & Programming committee and

volunteers from Greek life suited up to scare community members at their annual Haunted House Oct. 26.

Screams and laughter were heard throughout Savage Arena. Before 7 p.m., children had their own shocking trail alongside the Tricks, Treats and Dunks an...

October 25, 2017

With Halloween around the corner, International Justice Mission and Alpha Phi Omega have united to host Horrors of Human Trafficking to raise awareness of the trauma of modern day slavery. The event will be taking place in the Student Union Auditorium Thursday, Oct. 26, from 5-9 p.m.

Although this is the first year for this event, IJM dedicates its...

October 24, 2017

Growing​ ​up​ ​a privileged​ white​​ ​female​ ​in ​a​ ​predominantly​ ​​white, ​small​ ​​town​ ​with​ ​even smaller-​​minded​ ​inhabitants, ​cultural​ appropriation​ ​was​ an​ ​altogether​ ​foreign​ ​concept ​ ​to ​ ​me.​

​In fact, ​I ​hadn’t ​even​ ​heard ​that​ ​​term,​term, ​ ​nor​ ​had ​I​ ​bothered​ ​to​​ learn​ what​ ​it ​meant​ ​until​ ​my​ f...

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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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