As some U.S. college students party, others blow the whistle

"Some U.S. college students are doing the once-improbable: blowing the whistle on classmates who break rules aimed at stemming the spread of the coronavirus.

At the University of Missouri, one senior is posting photos and videos on a ‘University of Misery’ Twitter account that shows students gathered in large groups at pools, outside bars and other places - few of them wearing masks.

The university has a form on its website where violations of the school’s COVID-19 guidelines can be anonymously reported, but posting on Twitter “adds a different level of accountability,” said the student.

‘When it’s up there publicly and people are retweeting it, and the university’s getting tagged over and over - then they have to reply,’ said the student, who sometimes posts videos and photos of non-compliance sent by other students and asked for anonymity to avoid backlash." …