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Problems at The Neutral Zone

Problems at The Neutral Zone
Lucy Tobier November 23, 2020

Disclaimer - The author is affiliated with The Neutral Zone through the Washtenaw County Youth Commission.  Last summer, a statement was released by teens at the Neutral Zone — a local nonprofit that...

Students Place for Poetry Slam Finals

Photo courtesy of Ellen Stone
Alexandra Hobrecht March 28, 2017

As rain drizzled down in light drops on the dusky evening of March 20, a group of students huddled together on stage inside Community High School’s Craft Theater. In the center of the group stood Jeff...

Live on Washington Raises Money While Students “Get LOW”

February 11th, high school students are “getting LOW” at the B-Side, flashing lights and people blur together in the whirling action of the event.
Zane Jones February 17, 2017

The line crept out of the parking lot and swept onto S. 5th ave. At 6:15 on Saturday nightthe line for the 7:00 event was already starting to form. Inside the B-Side, people were still setting up for...

Student Bands Find Local Opportunity

Pyramid Schemes, playing at the Neutral Zone.
Maizie Montgomery, Journaist May 18, 2016

On a saturday evening at the Neutral Zone in Ann Arbor, a handful of student led bands performed a concert for their fans, and peers to come see. The four bands that played were, Rosewood, Pyramid Schemes,...

“Human” Comes to the B-Side

May 21, 2012

On Friday, April 27, the B-Side addressed the underlying question of what it means to be human when it hosted one of its two annual art shows. Titled “Human: The Art of Being,” the show featured a...

Poetry Night Celebrates Ann Arbor Area Poets

Poetry Night Celebrates Ann Arbor Area Poets
Melanie Langa and Sarah Kerson December 13, 2011

Poetry Night in Ann Arbor is an annual celebration of teen and national poetic talent. The event, which took place on Dec. 9 at Rackham Auditorium, was hosted by the VOLUME Youth Poetry Project from...

“Knock On Sky” Released by Red Beard Press

Ross Gay reads one of his poems at the Neutral Zone book release for Red Beard Press's
Katie O'Brien and Sarah Kerson April 27, 2011

  “Knock On Sky”, a collection of poetry and prose written by Ann Arbor teens, is an annual compilation published by Red Beard Press. Run out of the Neutral Zone, Ann Arbor’s teen center,...

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