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Editorial: Misguided intent or masked racism?

Editorial: Misguided intent or masked racism?

IC Editorial Board
December 9, 2015
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, 2015
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...

Editorial: Don’t be quick to place blame

Editorial: Don’t be quick to place blame

IC Editorial Board
November 18, 2015
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Finger pointing always seems to happen in the wake of a tragedy. After the Paris terror attacks on Friday, accusations have been flying thick and fast from all sides, assigning blame to one party or another. The horror and sorrow of tragedy has always been a catalyst for discussion, for better or...

Editorial: Short-term hardship, long-term reward

Editorial: Short-term hardship, long-term reward

IC Editorial Board
November 11, 2015
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In times of deficit, the natural and most logical thing to do is stop spending more money — a concept much easier said than done. Still, that’s exactly what the University of Toledo is aiming to do. UT announced on Oct. 30 that it is going to put a freeze on hiring new faculty, staff and administrators...

Editorial: Don’t defund Planned Parenthood

Editorial: Don’t defund Planned Parenthood

IC Editorial Board
October 28, 2015
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

For years now, Planned Parenthood has battled to keep its federal funding amid the nationwide abortion and reproductive rights debate. Last week the Ohio State Senate passed Senate Bill 214, which would effectively defund Planned Parenthood. The bill’s legal phrasing would actually defund not only...

Editorial: Back to the basics

Editorial: Back to the basics

IC Editorial Board
October 21, 2015
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Last week, the University of Toledo held four sparsely attended Campus Facilities Master Planning forums. The goal of the forums was to gather input on how to best utilize UT’s various buildings. In at least one of the meetings, they discussed the use of certain spaces like Carter Hall and Scott Park...

Editorial: Weed can wait

Editorial: Weed can wait

IC Editorial Board
October 14, 2015
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Take a break from the bong before you vote on Issue 3. Issue 3, formed by ResponsibleOhio, is a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution that would reform and legalize the use of recreational and medical marijuana for people 21 and over. ResponsibleOhio claims legalization will create jobs,...

Editorial: School safety concerns

Editorial: School safety concerns

IC Editorial Board
October 7, 2015
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

A shooter entered Oregon Umpqua Community College last Thursday and opened fire on innocent students and professors. He entered a classroom and pulled the trigger, first shooting a professor point-blank, then peppering the group of students until all were down. Eventually he took his own life, and the...

Editorial: Gaber’s goals point UT in the right direction

Editorial: Gaber’s goals point UT in the right direction

IC Editorial Board
September 30, 2015
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Sharon Gaber became the University of Toledo's 17th president on Friday, Sept. 25, officially taking on the role she has been busy with for months. In her time here, she has already made staff adjustments and started getting to know the UT community. In her inauguration speech, she spoke about her vision...

Editorial: Got spirit?

Editorial: Got spirit?

IC editorial board
September 23, 2015
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Last Thursday, Centennial Mall was spilling over with nearly 2,000 people. Students on tiptoes snagged colorful selfies to add to their Snapchat stories. The sounds of brass blared and the beats of drums percussed across the beautiful, sunny mall. Everyone buzzed with excitement and anticipation for...

Editorial: UT unranked

Editorial: UT unranked

IC editorial board
September 16, 2015
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Last week the U.S. News & World Report published their annual ranking of national colleges and universities for 2016. As students at the University of Toledo, we were a little disappointed when we realized UT was among the unranked schools on the list. We’ll be the first to say that UT is not...

Editorial: Too little, too late

Editorial: Too little, too late

IC Editorial Board
September 9, 2015
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Administrators come and go, and some will be missed more than others. Cam Cruickshank, vice president of enrollment and online education, recently stepped down from his positon at the university, although it’s unclear whether he made the choice himself or whether he was encouraged to step down by...

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