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 27, 2019

Hip-hop has taken the world by storm by being the most influential, entertaining genre of music today. Subgenres such as trap, rap and pop music have also played a vital role in the defining of our American culture.

The discovery of hip-hop in the 1970s alongside rapping birthed a flourishing community of impactful young people to become influential...

February 13, 2018

To put it simply, last semester was rough. Some people might blame school, a job or partying for the bags under their eyes, but I blamed something else entirely: anxiety.   
I’m the sort of person who notices a twinge of pain, dwells on it for days and jumps to a far-flung conclusion, i.e. thinking it’s cancer or some obscure disease. 
In othe...

A local band comprised of four University of Toledo students just released their new album, Chloe and the Steel Strings.

For third-year Chloe Wagenhauser, a bio-pre-med major, playing in front of large crowds was always just a dream. However, since releasing her album, Chloe and the Steel Strings has gained recognition and started performing shows i...

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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...