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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March 13, 2019

Sugar: Our society knows few things sweeter than this confectioner’s delight. It’s available almost anywhere we go: cotton candy at sporting events, elephant ears at the local fair and any restaurant dessert menu.  

Although you may be telling yourself that you tend to “be good” and avoid these sweet treats, there are many other hidden sugars in the...