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Missing the mark

Missing the mark

Editorial
April 6
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

After the announcement made by University of Toledo President Sharon Gaber regarding the results of the investigation into an off-campus incident that occurred Jan. 24, The Blade published an editorial criticizing her choice of sanctions for the students who violated the Student Code of Conduct. They...

What is UT doing to help you graduate on time?

What is UT doing to help you graduate on time?

Editorial Board
March 23
Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Uncategorized

Not only are we the editorial staff of the University of Toledo newspaper, we are also students here. And when we discovered how awful our on-time graduation rate is, we felt a little disappointed, but we weren’t totally surprised. A quick poll around our office showed the same trend. We could all...

Election fever

Election fever

Editorial board
March 16
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Election fever has struck the country. The 2016 presidential primaries and caucuses beat on as the candidates frantically and sometimes humorously race to gain their party’s nomination. Every factor will influence how the election shapes up, including the broad and significant influence of social...

Higher housing costs unwanted but unavoidable

Higher housing costs unwanted but unavoidable

Editorial Board
February 24
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Students will have to pay 2 percent more for housing if they want to stay in UT’s on-campus housing for the 2016-17 academic year. We did the math, and the 2 percent increase in room rates means students can expect an additional $108.24 – $185.08 to be added to their bill. UT reported that the raised...

An increase in enrollment will benefit students

An increase in enrollment will benefit students

Editorial Board
February 17
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The University of Toledo can finally boast an increase in enrollment numbers, as the number increased from 18,783 from last spring to 18,849 total undergraduate and graduate students this spring semester. Enrollment numbers have declined for five years, so this increase is much to be celebrated. As student...

Administration on track: President Gaber initiates community and transparency at UT

Administration on track: President Gaber initiates community and transparency at UT

IC Editorial Board
February 10
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

A recent student assault has made it in the spotlight after an explosion of tweets pushed it into everyone’s attention, including the UT administration’s. Rather than choosing to turn a blind eye or sweeping the incident under the rug, President Gaber’s initial response was to reply directly, and...

The impact of social media

The impact of social media

Editorial Board
February 3
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

We live in a world that is dependent on, and sometimes helpless without, social media. Social networks and social media deliver us our daily news, our research, our references and our entertainment — all integral components of our lives. As such, it’s crucial to be careful when posting information...

Lower gas prices come at a cost

Lower gas prices come at a cost

Editorial Board
January 27
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

On your way to campus, you see it out of the corner of your eye: three bright-red numbers that tell you gas is only $1.39. ONLY ONE DOLLAR AND THIRTY-NINE CENTS! You veer over across two lanes, and rush to pump that cheap, sweet liquid into your tank. You think the petroleum gods must have blessed your...

Consistent progress in Sexual Assault Policy

Consistent progress in Sexual Assault Policy

Editorial Board
January 20
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The University of Toledo announced recently that a sexual assault counselor and a domestic violence counselor are going to be hired, and a Center for Student Advocacy and Wellness will be developed. The changes are being funded by a grant UT received from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. UT has...

Our ideas for the University of Toledo’s New Year’s resolutions

Our ideas for the University of Toledo’s New Year’s resolutions

Editorial Board
January 13
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

With New Year’s over a week behind us, most people have already begun working on their New Year’s resolution (or breaking them). While personal resolutions are helpful in their own way, we think that the University of Toledo should set a few New Year’s resolutions of their own. Some of these resolutions...

Editorial: Misguided intent or masked racism?

Editorial: Misguided intent or masked racism?

IC Editorial Board
December 9
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Terrorism, racism, hate crimes and other forms of similar violence define the era we live in. The news is ablaze with increasing death tolls from terrorist attacks, courthouses are still occupied with discussions over LGBTQ rights and racist slurs and behaviors that are still prevalent in our society....

Editorial: Overcoming fear

Editorial: Overcoming fear

The IC Editorial Board
December 2
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The world has been in shock and fear since the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris. This fear is deeply justified — nobody should have to worry about being a victim of a terror attack when shopping at the grocery store. But the simple answer is not to blame refugees, because nobody should have to...

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