*Hello readers. It's been a considerable amount of time since anything was published here at The Student Voice. I graduated last June and have been up to other shenanigans, but recently discovered this unpublished post sitting in my Google Docs, written sometime last year. It needs to be said, so, in characteristic form, I'm saying it. Enjoy! Or don't, but either way, read and share ; )
We all know people who attended one of the three BYUs and have since chosen to walk away from life as a faithful Latter-Day Saint. I have, at times, heard members of our faith gawk at such an event, wondering how someone so schooled in our religious ideals could choose to turn away. The truth is, while I am saddened each time one of my spiritual siblings leaves the life I love, I am not surprised when BYU grads go their own way. The reason? It’s complex for sure, but one key contributing factor, I believe, is the Honor Code.