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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November 7, 2017

With 10 seconds left in overtime, fourth-year forward Sophie Pohl buried a shot in the back of the net to win the women’s soccer team its conference-best fifth Mid-American Conference tournament championship, a 2-1 game over archrival Bowling Green State University and a ticket to the NCAA tournament.

Second-year forward Kelsey Kraft touched the bal...

October 24, 2017

The Toledo women’s soccer team split their two matches over the weekend in a 1-0 loss to defending Mid-American Conference champion Kent State and a 2-1 victory on the road against Ohio University.

The Rockets are now 8-7-3 (5-3-2 MAC) and with the win over Ohio they clinched a spot in the MAC tournament.

In their first matchup, Kent State out-shot U...

October 10, 2017

The Toledo Rockets women’s soccer team lost a Mid-American Conference game to Central Michigan 5-0. The Rockets record now stands at 5-5-3. 
This was their first conference loss, after previously being 2-0-2 It was also the first loss for the Rockets since Sept. 10, when they lost 4-0 to Notre Dame.
The afternoon wasn’t pretty for the Rockets. Less...

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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...