The College Freshman’s Life This Fall: ‘Definitely Weird’

Melissa Korn:

On one of his first nights of college, 18-year-old Jamie Gassman joined a poker game.

He and five other first-year students at Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash., sat around a table.

Not at the table. Around it, chairs pushed back so they could be 6 feet apart. One by one, they would stand, approach the table to bet or play a hand, then…