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The Independent Collegian

Emily Jackson and Emily Schnipke
October 12, 2016
Filed under Homecoming, Special

“Without a struggle, there can be no progress.” — Frederick Douglass The Collegian was first founded in 1919, just three short years of a century ago. With almost a hundred years under our belt, we’ve made mistakes and learned from them. We’ve started from humble beginnings as a newspaper...

Rocketing through time

Rocketing through time

Anna Glore, Staff Reporter
October 12, 2016
Filed under Homecoming, Special

College mascots across the country represent what it truly means to be a part of that school. The mascots are a symbol of school pride and spirit. This reasoning applies to our own University of Toledo and our favorite mascots, Rocky and Rocksy. Ever since UT earned its nickname after the football...

Our decisions have consequences

Our decisions have consequences

Philemon, Abayateye
October 12, 2016
Filed under Homecoming, Special

“As a person grows older and taller in stature, the shadow he casts upon the earth grows longer. His impact on the world becomes more profound as he matures and succeeds.” Well, that’s according to Barbara Floyd, the library archivist at the University of Toledo. But how do we become successful...

Girl power at UT

Girl power at UT

Jessica Harker, Editor-in-Chief
October 12, 2016
Filed under Homecoming, Special

Everyone on the University of Toledo campus knows what it’s like to be a freshman. To be alone, and an adult, for the first time in your life. Especially for those of us who moved away from home, because even just a 45-minute distance from your family can feel like oceans. It wasn’t easy for me as...

University Hall

University Hall

Emily Schnipke, Managing Editor
October 12, 2016
Filed under Homecoming, Special

From the barrel-vaulted ceilings to water-themed motifs to the gargoyles on the tower, there is so much to appreciate about the University of Toledo’s oldest building, University Hall. Crews started construction of the building in 1930 and finished about 11 months after they started. It is not a...

UT then and now

UT then and now

October 12, 2016
Filed under Homecoming, Special

The cohesive collegiate Gothic architecture of the University of Toledo deserves appreciation. Not may schools can claim to be as aesthetically pleasing as ours. Walking onto campus is like entering a city all our own. Some buildings are original to UT and have been around for 80 years, while others...

UT vs BG

UT vs BG

Sam Williams, Sports co-editor
October 12, 2016
Filed under Homecoming, Special

Throughout the career of every major person, team, country or company, there always seems to be that one recurring stain: a peer or counterpart that always seems to be a nuisance on your legacy, and they think the same as you. Whether this ideology is rooted in reason or ignorance, the rivalry lives...

Rocky through the ages

Rocky through the ages

Anna Glore and Emily Schnipke
October 9, 2015
Filed under Community, Homecoming

College mascots play a pivotal role in defin­ing their universities, from being symbols of school pride to representing the school at ev­ery athletic event. The UT mascot was chosen for us after we earned the name ‘Rockets’ at a football game 92 years ago. According to the UT Athletics website,...

Rockets make the rank

Rockets make the rank

Marcus Dodson, Sports Editor
October 9, 2015
Filed under Homecoming, Special, Sports

Toledo’s football team has jumped inside the Associated Press Top 25 this week for the first time since 2012 as the No. 24 team in the country. The Rockets improved to 4-0 and 1-0 in the Mid-American Confer­ence after their 24-10 road vic­tory at Ball State on Saturday. Toledo is 4-0 for the first...

Back from Ball State

Back from Ball State

Marcus Dodson, Sports Editor
October 9, 2015
Filed under Homecoming, Special, Sports

The University of Toledo’s football team opened up Mid-American Confer­ence play with a 24-10 road win Satur­day against Ball State. With this victory, the Rockets (4-0, 1-0 MAC) move into the AP Top 25 at No. 24. “Our goals and aspirations are better than how we played at times,” said...

The five differences between college and high school homecomings

The five differences between college and high school homecomings

Colleen Anderson, Managing Editor
October 9, 2015
Filed under Community, Homecoming, Special

It’s impossible to deny that homecoming is one of the bigger events at the University of Toledo, filled with floats, free food and a cornucopia of school-themed events. While students may be familiar with homecoming festivities in high school, they aren’t quite the same. From attire to activities,...

Marching through time

Marching through time

Trevor Stearns, News Editor
October 9, 2015
Filed under Community, Homecoming, Special

Helmets crash, a whistle blows, a cannon is fired and the crowd goes wild — but this crescendo of school spirit might not echo across campus with­out a pregame show that catapults the fans into a Rocket fever from the start. Before the game begins, the University of Toledo Rocket Marching Band...

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