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 20, 2019

Returning to campus after a long awaited spring break can feel incredibly overwhelming, especially given the essays, quizzes and exams waiting for you. Many of us feel weighed down trying to keep up with the workload.

Adding to the stress, priority class registration for fall 2019 has opened for select groups and will continue to become available to...

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...

October 30, 2018

With Election Day now less than a week away, many politicians are making their final push to garner votes in the midterm election.

Here at the IC, we too implore people to vote, though we do so without taking a political stance.

According to the United States Census Bureau, only 46.1 percent of 18 to 29 year olds voted in the 2016 presidential electi...

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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...