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 4, 2018

Freedom of speech is not up for debate.

Though, if you are a member of the UT community when two weeks ago the College Democrats put up a banner depicting President Donald Trump as a KKK member, you may not be so sure.

After the initial fallout from the banner, and a student who has not been identified took it down without permission, UT President Sh...

February 21, 2018

The MLK Day celebration in Savage Arena became an annual staple on my calendar.
As a child in Africa, I read about Harriet Tubman’s bravery during the civil war. After all, Ghana’s Asante Kingdom had its own legend in Yaa Asantewaa, the female warrior who led the charge against European imperialism. 
I read W. E. B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington...

February 21, 2018

Even though Toledo is not in the South, the confederate flag is not an unusual sight in this city. 
You see it displayed on bumper stickers, clothing or maybe even the flag itself hanging in someone’s front yard.
Why do we fly confederate flags in Ohio?
For those who do not know, the confederate flag represented the south, or the Confederacy, durin...

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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...