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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January 16, 2019

Beep! Tweet! Ring! Flash! Is there ever really a moment when our technology devices don’t fight for our attention?

According to a 2018 Nielsen Company audience report, Americans spend an average of 11 hours a day reading, watching, listening to or interacting with digital media.

This average has increased 1.5 hours from a similar survey conducted in...

March 27, 2018

Over spring break, I visited the Grand Canyon state of Arizona. Over the course of my wild weekend, I noticed something Toledo didn’t have that Phoenix and Tempe possessed.

What I was introduced to was self-driving Ubers. I was mesmerized by this new technology I’d only seen on the internet.

The Ubers held what looked like radars on top with metal su...

March 14, 2018

The Amazon Echo device(s), which come from the basic Echo Dot all to the Echo Show, is Amazon’s successful attempt at integrating voice commands—yours--into one’s digital environment. What that means is your Echo sits there passively in the background (playing your favorite music if you wish over an incredibly rich sound system if you get an Echo o...

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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...