Was writing a final exam today. Glanced over at the girl beside me, and noticed that she was cheating using what appeared to be almost a stack of post-it notes that she had tucked away under her calculator, and would slide away everytime she needed to look at it. It would have been quite obvious to anybody nearby that she was cheating, but she was quick to cover it up if the prof/TA was nearby. What I did was inform the TA that the girl sitting next to me could be cheating, and if she could keep a close eye on her. The TA did hover a lot of the time, but everytime she went near the front, or had to answer a student's question, the girl wold go back to cheating. At the end of the exam, the girl hid away her notes, and handed in her exam - no punishment; but then, no proof (unless the TA goes and pushes aside her calculator/exam books). Should the TA have done more? Should I have done more? Or am I a narc for bringing this up in the first place, and should have kept my mouth shut (not that it matters, the girl got away with it). I know that her mark does not directly affect my mark; but it just really f*cking pissed me off when I see other students so blatantly breaking the rules. Don't they know that academic dishonesty = getting the boot? Where does one get the balls/ovaries to go through with it? I've seen it so many times, and have reported it as well, with nothing done. What's the point of working hard and getting a degree the honest way when everybody else around you is cheating? So I can know I did it "honestly"? I'm not so naive to think that the cheaters are going to live a life of guilt because had a cheat sheet showing formulas and equations, and graduated with honours as a result. I've also noticed that of all the students I have seen cheating in the past, they have all been Chinese born. Is it a culture thing, or just idiocy? Or maybe they are just not as good at hiding it vs. the non-Chinese students? Anyway... what are your cheating stories? Have you cheated, or seen another? Did you blow the whistle on them? Am I a tool who should mind his own business next time?