Point/counterpoint: dorm room gift registries

Move over newlyweds and expecting parents, your not the only ones who get to calls dibs on cool housewarming items anymore. Now students are getting in on the action with the emergence of dorm room gift registries, a service that allows them to map out gift preferences for their first year of university.

Student transformation: before and after first year

Last year I elected to monitor a first-year University of Ottawa student for a 12-month period, in order to properly gauge the physical toll that the university lifestyle has on students. The results may surprise—and horrify—you. Look if you dare.

When FOMO strikes

Journalists and psychologists have started talking about FOMO as a new type of social disorder—a consequence of the social media age.