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MSSU Students "Crowd Fund" Online To Raise Money For A Class Trip

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Some students at Missouri Southern hope a video will go viral -- and help fund a spring trip to the East Coast. The students are "crowd funding" online to raise money for the trip.  

"With our times changing and everything so evolving, we wanted to do something besides a bake sale or a car wash," said MSSU Political Science Major Keegan Tinney.
 
Keegan and his peers are trying to raise money for a spring trip to Washington D.C., PhPhiladelphiand Boston  to trace the history of The United States Constitution; and are using the internet to help make it happen.

"We made a video, a goofy little video, and we're putting out through our social media sites, whether it be Twitter or Facebook, and really getting the people who aren't necessarily local, donate to our cause," Keegan said.
 
The "Crowd Funding" site Keegan and his friends are using is one called "Go Fund Me." Visitors to the website view the video and then click the link on the same page to donate.  

"This has been a student led crowd sourcing program, they are the ones in the video, they are the ones that are sharing this on the their social networks, with their family and their friends and they are the ones that are really behind it," said Assistant Professor of Political Science Nicholas Nicoletti, who is helping lead the trip.
  
Keegan says it'll be his first time to the East Coast. And for a Political Science major, he says the chance to go is huge.
 
"It's going to be a great opportunity to see what's left of where we started and where we're going to go in the future," he said.
 
Keegan says he hopes that by sharing their video on social media his classmates can raise $5,000 dollars by the time they head off toward the East Coast in May.
For a link to see the video and more information on how to donate, click here.  
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