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Neutral Zone Hosts Youth Diversity Forum

Neutral Zone Hosts Youth Diversity Forum

Grace Jensen, Photography Editor
December 10
Filed under LOCAL, NEWS, SCHOOL

On a chilly Friday morning reminding Ann Arbor that winter was near, drifting snowflakes found their way to the shoulders of Community students trudging towards the Neutral Zone. Deciding to make introductions, the group shared answers to questions they had invented on the walk: "what is your name?",...

Live at the B-Side: High School Bands Perform at Neutral Zone

Live at the B-Side: High School Bands Perform at Neutral Zone

Anurima Kumar
May 17
Filed under STUDENT ARTS

On Saturday, May 14, these four high school bands performed at the Neutral Zone: Rosewood, Pyramid Schemes, The American Automobile and Earl Grey and the Teabaggers. Each band had an hour allotted for their set. Tickets were $5 upon entry. ...

The Highlight of the Year

The Highlight of the Year

Marika Chupp and Elena Bernier
March 11
Filed under LOCAL, STUDENT LIFE

Two hundred assorted neon highlighters anxiously awaited 7:00 p.m on March 4th. Moments later the doors of the Neutral Zone would be flooded by a throng of Ann Arbor youths. The fourth annual Live on Washington Highlighter Party was about to begin. The Neutral Zone is a non-profit teen center tha...

Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk

Matty Hack
April 2
Filed under FRONT PAGE, NEWS

As Kathryn Garcia, the first poet to read at the 2015 Community High School Poetry Slam, took the stage and began reading, the audience fell to hush. Hardly a noise was made through her poem before the applause at the end of her performance. Jeff Kass -- literary arts director of the Neutral Zone, Pioneer...

Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Slam Rocks the Neutral Zone

Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Slam Rocks the Neutral Zone

Emre Babbitt
April 4
Filed under LOCAL, NEWS, VIDEO

Last night, 21 poets representing Pioneer, Huron, Skyline, and Community, all took the stage at the Neutral Zone. They were competing for six spots on the Ann Arbor team that will compete at the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival in Philadelphia this summer. Jeff Kass, a Pioneer te...

Creal Releases Album at Neutral Zone Event

Creal Releases Album at Neutral Zone Event

Sofia Kromis and Thomas Repasky
March 14
Filed under A & E, MUSIC

Walking into the Neutral Zone at 7:00 on Saturday, March 9, people were filling the room that would hold about 150 people by the end of the night--a great turnout for a weekend show at The B Side. Pool tables were clattering with balls, concessions were sold for $1 apiece, but most people were crowded...

Poetry Night in Ann Arbor

Poetry Night in Ann Arbor

Sofia Kromis
December 3
Filed under A & E

On Thursday, Nov. 29, the Neutral Zone hosted the 13th annual Poetry Night in Ann Arbor at Rackham Auditorium. This event gives aspiring poets in the area a chance to read their work alongside professional writers. This year, poets included students from four of the Ann Arbor public high schools, a h...

Artist Profile: Isaac Scobey-Thal and Oren Levin

Daniel Sagher
November 14
Filed under A & E, CATEGORY FRONT PAGE, MUSIC

The Neutral Zone, Ann Arbor’s teen center, has nurtured many teen bands in the past. From hard-rocking punk bands like the Echoes to nerdy funk-rock bands like Sole Transit, The Neutral Zone’s B-side has seen it all. Well, almost. Isaac Scobey-Thal and Oren Levin, two sophomores at Community High,...

The Neutral Zone to Replace Breakin’ Curfew with an Outdoor Music Festival

The Neutral Zone to Replace Breakin’ Curfew with an Outdoor Music Festival

Kate Summers
November 7
Filed under FRONT PAGE, LOCAL, NEWS

After nine years of putting on Breakin’ Curfew, a local teen talent show held at the Power Center, the Neutral Zone has decided to move in a different direction. Instead of putting on a talent show with University Musical Society, the Neutral Zone will be putting on an outdoor music festival at the...

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