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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August 30, 2017

El Milagro. Spanish for The Miracle. It’s Trujillo, Peru’s landfill. You have to drive out past the city prison down a dusty dirt road just to get to it. Tucked away, out of sight and out of mind, hundreds of people dig through bags upon bags of garbage with their bare hands just to make a living.

They spend hours, months and years sifting through t...

August 23, 2017

"We create magic moments for children that last for a life time." 

This is the motto of Camp Adventure, a youth services program that works with military families by providing daycare services on military bases and U.S. embassies across the world, according to third-year University of Toledo English literature major Teresa Northcraft.

"We are a vibra...

Every year, the University of Toledodedicates one big day to provide one big thanks to the Toledo community through one Big Event.

Known as the largest student-run service project, UT Big Event will take place March 25 from 10 a.m.­– 4 p.m. Volunteers are expected to arrive to the Student Recreation Center for a kickoff speech to start the event.

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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...