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Shut up!

Hey, snitch. Half the point of cheating is not getting caught. But you just had to go on 20/20 and blab to the media about it, didn’t you?

“The student said, “Is it worth my time to go research and find information on a topic that I’m not interested in? It’s not worth my time. So I paid somebody else to do it.”

The student attended a university we agreed not to name. He gave us the name of the paper-writing company he went to, the amount of money he paid and a copy of the paper itself. But after I gave him a hard time about what he’d done, he asked us to disguise him and claimed that some of what he told us was not true. I don’t know what to believe, but plenty of students say what he said: that cheating is common, and many students don’t view it as a big deal.”

Doesn’t cover-up information lead to…um…journalistic cheating via making up sources? Plus, this “nameless faceless probably made-up” student just makes the rest of us look bad.


  1. Melissa says:

    Funny. I thought there might be a rude flame comment in here. Guess not. Ha!

  2. Timothy says:

    Of course they had to make a big 20/20 case out of it, how will they ever tell us that they know better and we should just listen to our elders? Durn kids, get offa my lawn.

  3. Melissa says:

    Sure. But they needn’t make a “20/20” kind of big deal out of it. I mean, if you have to go and open your mouth about it, hit up your roomie. But don’t go on a national investigative telelvision show and blab, then reneg, then argue with the interviewer when you feel bad about what you’ve done.

    My thought: the “student” who confessed is probably the same genius who left the “cocky, smooth motherfuckers” letter in the ASUO SunRiver guestbook. Compare and contrast the behavior pattern.

  4. Timothy says:

    But aren’t students/youth bad? And wrong? Bad and wrong?

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