So, here are more memorable probably-true stories; see also
"Three Towels and a 25-cent Newspaper," from Bishop Richard C. Edgley, Gen Conf Oct 2006
"Be Honest," David E. Bednar, New Era Oct 2005
Since the school year has started, it's time for the annual chest-thumping about student cheating, plagiarism, and declining academic integrity. Whether students really are cheating more is debatable, but what is certain is that there are always new variations on technique, and new creative ways that some students find to circumvent the system and try to get the grade without actually earning it. Late this past summer there was a great article series in the New York Times, called "Cheat Sheet" - a fascinating 3-part series exploring how technology and the digital age are blurring the line for young people and the greater need for, ahem, re-education about academic honesty and intellectual scholarly property. Not to mention the great need for teacher/professor/adult modeling of honesty, which is sometimes sadly lacking. But it is an interesting proposition, that today's digital generation is so accustomed to cutting/pasting, mixing, making mashups, photoshopping, xeroxing, finding stuff free on the internet, and downloading/remixing/ and so-called "sharing" of music that copyright law and what's right are sometimes kinda hard to figure out.