By Erin Hoynes
At some point, everyone has cheated. Let’s be clear on the definition of this discretely ambiguous word. Cheat: to practice fraud or deceit. It is a very broad term, allowing people to throw it around in pretty much any circumstance. For example, “Bob cheated on Sally! What a @#$%.” But also, “I saw Sally cheating on her midterm.” Cheating in academics, especially when students reach high school and college, has become an immense issue. Yes, there can be many loopholes and excuses, but the bottom line is that you can’t cheat in life.