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 17, 2019

It’s not hard to picture: A stereotypical young white male, collared shirt half-tucked, face up toward the ceiling, inhaling the weed he just bought from his dealer tucked away in a suburban home bedroom. He exhales, a cloud of smoke billowing out of his mouth smelling of burnt stems and privilege.

People of color simply do not enjoy this experience...

April 17, 2019

Some people think medical marijuana should be outlawed, but little do they know that for some users, marijuana is their most effective medicine. People assume medical marijuana isn’t even useful and a waste, yet medical marijuana is more than that; people medically depend on cannabis daily.

Have you ever heard of a rare disease called erythromelalgi...

September 4, 2018

I smoke a lot of weed.

That’s bold, but I really don’t know any other way to say it.

If anyone is to ask, I tell them that I fully support the use of marijuana and have experienced the medical benefits of it.

It wasn’t always like this, though.

I grew up to believe that, “smoke was dope,” and the only people who smoked dope were “dopeheads.”

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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...