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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 12:00 pm

Looking forward 50 years, we highlight the newest of student organizations that hope to make their mark on campus.

Yes, and...

Yes, and... is an improv club created for students who have a passion for acting and wish to expand their performing skills.

Yes, and... welcomes students of all skill levels, whether you’re a beginner or a master improvisor. Along with weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center, the group takes trips to comedy clubs to watch stand-up or improv performances.

Amy Anderson, the founder and president of Yes, and..., says the club is a great place to meet new people and to let loose and have fun. The club is a good fit for every type of student, no matter their major, Anderson said.

“Improv helps you think on your toes and create a conversation out of anything, which is great for interviews, business meetings and presentations,” she said.

To stay updated on room numbers of meetings and field trips, email Anderson at fv1368@wayne.edu.

Best Buddies

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing friendship to kids and adults with mental and physical disabilities.

The club is made up of students who are passionate about removing the stigma surrounding individuals with mental or physical disabilities.

Currently, Best Buddies hosts bowling events with students of the Post High program at Berkeley Public School in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Anshu Singh, a supply chain management student and the chapter leader, said the club is a benefit to families of disabled individuals in Detroit because it generates awareness and provides them with strong friendships.

The group meets every Thursday at 5 p.m. on the third floor of the Student Center.

Students Feeding Students

This club is the perfect place for students who love free food and have a passion for helping others, says Dazmonique Carr, the president of SFS.

The mission of the club is to provide WSU students with free healthy meals made with locally grown ingredients to help students with the transition to college life and give them access to healthy foods at affordable prices. SFS works with the campus greenhouse to grow non-GMO fruits and vegetables.

“We [wanted] to provide students with a greater appreciation for real foods and encourage them to try new and different types of fruits and vegetables,” Carr said.

SFS is planning on starting cooking workshops, garden grocery shopping and educational nutrition events for fall 2017.

The club meets monthly in the Student Center at 5 p.m. to discuss volunteer opportunities in the community.

Sync Detroit

Sync Detroit is a community activist group focused on revitalizing Detroit through urban economic development that helps local entrepreneurs find grant money to pursue their business ideas.

The mission of the club is to provide small businesses with a large platform.

The club is made up of WSU students, community members and “anybody trying to make a positive impact on the community,” said Dylan Parker, the president of Sync Detroit.

The group volunteers at multiple organizations and preforms small acts of community service each week.

They meet every Wednesday and Sunday at the Student Center and TechTown at 2 p.m. Sync Detroit’s first event will be on May 13 at the Rosa Parks Transit Center, there they will have haircuts for the homeless, food, clothes, a live DJ and blood pressure checks. 

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