Caffeine: Wonder drug or addictive chemical?

Amanda Pitrof, News Editor
December 10, 2014
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The world loves caffeine. Second only to petroleum, coffee is the world’s most valuable traded commodity, according to the Global Exchange website. Energy drinks generated $6.5 billion in 2008, according to Rick Nathanson in an article he wrote for the Albuquerque Journal. With its energizing... Read more »

Surviving Finals: UT faculty gives students advice for upcoming exams

Torrie Jadlocki and Samantha Rhodes
December 10, 2014
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Dust off your textbooks, pull out your notes and mentally prepare for what’s coming — the dreaded finals week. Though feeling stressed isn’t new for most students, the anxiety of exams can be overwhelming and even send some students into a frenzied panic. To help keep your stress levels under... Read more »

Numerous break-ins in local area causes concerns with UT students about safety

Numerous break-ins in local area causes concerns with UT students about safety

Ashley Diel, Staff Reporter
December 10, 2014
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The Bancroft Hills neighborhood has seen an increase in theft recently with 13 burglaries since Nov. 16, according to the Toledo Police Department. The majority of the robberies have taken place in the early afternoon and many students have been affected, according to TPD. Ryan Singer, a third-year... Read more »

ADA task force created to assist students with disabilities

Colleen Anderson, Staff Reporter
December 10, 2014
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A new committee tasked with improving accommodations for students with disabilities has begun its work to bring the University of Toledo up to the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act. David Cutri, director of internal audit and chief compliance officer, described the ADA as “a wide-ranging... Read more »

Protesters march to end police brutality

Protesters march to end police brutality

Samuel Derkin, Staff Reporter
December 10, 2014
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Demonstrators chanting, “Black lives matter,” marched on Dec. 6 from University of Toledo’s Rocket Hall to the Monroe and Secor Road intersection. The protest formed after the grand jury decision not to prosecute police officer Darren Wilson who shot Mike Brown of Ferguson, Missouri in August.... Read more »

AIDS awareness gala featured dancing, speakers and poetry

AIDS awareness gala featured dancing, speakers and poetry

Josie Schreiber, Staff Reporter
December 10, 2014
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The 5th annual AIDS awareness gala was held on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. The gala was planned and executed by the University of Toledo’s African Peoples’ Association. The gala kicked off with a performance by UT’s gospel choir. The choir performed a song called “God's got a Blessing,” written by... Read more »

Human trafficking research institute to open spring 2015

Human trafficking research institute to open spring 2015

Torrie Jadlocki, Staff Reporter
December 3, 2014
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The Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute, which will serve as an on-campus home for research on human trafficking, was voted on and unanimously approved on Nov. 17 by the University of Toledo Board of Trustees. Toledo has been ranked the fourth city in the nation for human trafficking, according... Read more »

Unfilled position leaves student org concerned

Ashley Diel, Staff Reporter
December 3, 2014
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Several student organizations on campus have been affected by the recent departure of Fatima Pervaiz, the former program coordinator for the Office of Excellence and Multicultural Student Services. Pervaiz’s former duties included advising students who visited the OEMSS, according to Merida Allen,... Read more »

UT medical program accused of cruelty

Emily Johnson, Associate News Editor
December 3, 2014
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Using live pigs in a medical teaching program at the University of Toledo has brought about a complaint by a nonprofit organization. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine filed the complaint against the UT emergency medicine residency program on Nov. 3. PCRM said UT is in violation... Read more »

Activist and author discusses book at free lecture Dec. 9

Activist and author discusses book at free lecture Dec. 9

Ashley Diel, Staff Reporter
December 3, 2014
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Journalist and activist Alison Weir will be visiting Toledo on Dec. 9 to promote her new book “Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel.” The lecture will be at the Unity Church... Read more »

Funding for bus transport to home hockey games OK’d by Student Gov.

Funding for bus transport to home hockey games OK’d by Student Gov.

Colleen Anderson, Staff Reporter
December 3, 2014
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A resolution to bus University of Toledo students to the Toledo Ice House for hockey club games passed the student senate Tuesday. “The premise of the legislation is kind of to extend on this whole Rocket Pride thing we’ve been hosting,” said Senator Ronald Tallon during a meeting with the SG... Read more »

Food pantry well-stocked but still underused

Food pantry well-stocked but still underused

Trevor Stearns, Staff Reporter
December 3, 2014
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Since its grand opening in October, the University of Toledo Student Food Pantry has been the focus of several food drives and is preparing for the holiday season, but those involved say it is underused. The food pantry is doing very well and is stocked with a multitude of items, according to Sabina... Read more »