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 6, 2018

Over the weekend, UT’s women’s volleyball team had a bad time as they were swept by Eastern Michigan and Central Michigan on Friday and Saturday respectively. The losses drop the Rockets’ record to 9-16 overall and 4-10 in Mid-American Conference play.


Third-year Zoe Birnbrich tied for the match high with nine kills and hit .529. Fourth-years Mauri...

October 16, 2018

The Rockets battled the Ohio Bobcats in a MAC showdown Oct. 13.

The contest began with a back-and-forth affair. The Rockets took the lead early in the contest and despite the first set being close, the Rockets never trailed in route to winning the set 25-22.

The second set went back and forth as there were eight ties and five lead changes. However, t...

October 9, 2018

The University of Toledo women's volleyball team was swept by Ball State on Friday and Akron on Saturday. The defeats drop the Rockets’ record to 7-10 and 2-4 in Mid-American Conference play.

Toledo was out-hit by the Cardinals, .374 to .197. Second-years Chloee Kleespies and Emma Swope both led the team with ten kills, while third-year Zoe Birnbric...

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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...

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