College is a time of excitement, fun and doing new things. For students, that sometimes means doing things that scare them, whether these things are planned or not. Once students have these experiences, it can be very hard to forget. Students shared some of the scariest things they have ever done.
“Jumping off of a cliff, probably 40 feet high.” — Wade Stutz, freshman, undecided, South Jordan
“Skydiving in Vegas. It wasn’t so scary during it but the time before I jumped was.” — Heidi Peterson, freshman, dietetics, Las Vegas
“Probably going to what turned out to be a big drug gang house on my mission in downtown Kansas City.” — Christian Fullmer, sophomore, biology, Los Angeles
“That’s a hard choice between auditioning for a folk dance team, going to Jerusalem or changing my major.” — Ariel Peterson, senior, Middle Eastern studies, Riverton
“I almost died skating down a hill. I almost got crushed between three cars. I was 16; I was being really stupid.” — Brady McCarthy, junior, Middle Eastern studies, Bluffdale
“I hiked Half Dome. The cables were really scary at the very end. It’s pretty much straight up and you’re wearing gloves pulling yourself up.” — Jessie Lohberg, senior, psychology, Seattle
“Skiing in Beijing. Going down the slope I couldn’t stop and I almost hit a woman.” — Ailinn Li, graduate, chemistry, Beijing
“I went up in a two-seater plane with my cousin and he let the plane fall.” — Senior Andrew Powell, electrical engineering, Seattle
“White water rafting, probably, because I’m scared of water. It was fun, I fell out.” — Julie Hulet, graduate, developmental biology, State College, Pa.
“Passing someone on a very narrow and high road while offroading in American Fork Canyon. I was freaked out.” — Aaron Dees, senior, microbiology, Arlington, Texas
“Cliff jumping in North Carolina. I don’t know how high it was, probably 40 or 50 feet.” — Adam Nelson, junior, computer science, Raleigh, N.C.
“Going off to college. I’m a visiting student, so I go to a school in New Hampshire. Being several thousand miles away from my family was terrifying.” — Kassie Amann, sophomore, biology, Sandy