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

We all know how important it is to stay politically active on all levels, be it nationally, regionally or locally. As a University of Toledo student, you also have a responsibility to know what’s going on politically on campus, challenging as it may be.

If you aren’t aware, candidates are currently campaigning for UT Student Government president and...

February 6, 2019

It’s no secret that politics can be divisive.

For every issue, individuals have stances on completely opposite sides of the aisle, creating opportunities for friction to develop.

On second thought, “friction” may be a gross understatement.

The 2016 presidential election came just a few months after I turned 18. While I certainly remember the presidenc...

February 28, 2018

Before explaining one of his major political acts, an exhausting hunger strike at Wisconsin’s state capitol to protest tuition hikes, Jeffrey Broxmeyer remembered the origins of his interest in government, something that stands diametrically opposed to restricting food intake.

“My family would always talk [politics] at the dinner table,” Broxme...

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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...