My friend cheated on his girlfriend a few months ago though.
It becomes a habit that follows people throughout college and into their careers. Have you ever played a game by the rules only to have a friend who was so intent on winning that they cheated? Is it OK to use a website that translates your words into a foreign language?
Five minutes of research would furnish a more accurate picture of campus judicial proceeding. If you want to break up, break up. Learning tends to build on itself.
But what's worst is that cheating contributes to an environment in which otherwise honest students learn to view education as merely the temporary acquisition of facts. In addition, many schools are developing tougher stances on cheating.
It's easier to just learn the basics the first time. A quality education requires a commitment to an ever deeper understanding of self and of one's place in the social and natural world; and when successful, it leads to a critical examination of the assumptions that guide one's life.
People have become more selfish. Cheating hampers progress.