College is a crazy time in most people’s lives. It’s the first time they can really break away from their families and live freely.
No more parents are checking in at night to make sure the lights are off. All accountability is on the individual, and most new first-year college students put that accountability on hold while they go wild.
It’s a time of experimentation. No rules but what we make for ourselves. No limits but what we set. People either fly high or fail fast based on how they live, with no one else deciding for them.
This leads to misfortune more often than one might think. Because there are so few rules, everything can be on the table. Illicit drugs can enter life very quickly, as can acts of violence.
Without personal restrictions, the world opens up, and sometimes that invites the devil inside where he shouldn’t be: up the nose and into the brain.
10 Luisa Cutting
Luisa Ines Tudela Harris Cutting was just a normal girl who went to college and made some friends.
One of her best friends, a girl she claimed to be the best of all her friends with whom she ended up becoming the roommate of an off-campus apartment, was Alexa Cannon.
They both went to Radford University in Virginia. They were such good friends they appeared in each other’s social media posts constantly.
9 Good Girls Gone Bad
Luisa was elected as the president of the university’s Latino Student Alliance, a group focused on representing students’ interests like her who shared a Hispanic background so that their voices would count among the many, many other diverse groups that attended the college every year.
Alexa was a psychology major studying the field while also enduring her fight against epilepsy.
They were excellent students with vivid social lives. But somehow, they still hid their mistakes long enough until they were overwhelmed by them.