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Farewell to the French Students

Scott An '18, Contributor
March 6, 2017
Filed under Diversity and Inclusion, Student Life

Two months have passed since January, 2017 when seven French exchange students arrived at SEM. To me, having the French students as roommates was going to be a problem. I didn't know who they were nor was I really expecting anything of them. Time flies and now I'm already in a minimal stage of sa...

TBT to Childhood Trends

TBT to Childhood Trends

Brook Sillart, Student Writer
March 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Student Life, Uncategorized

Flashback to middle school. It turns out that what we thought was cool was awkward.  Picture yourself rocking your side ponytail and topping it off with sequined headband with clips all over. These trends were mostly followed by girls but there were some trends that boys followed like Club Penguin,...

Boston To Salem With The Seniors

Boston To Salem With The Seniors

Christina Siragusa, Contributor
March 5, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Every year the senior class takes a trip to recognize the fact that this is the last year at SEM. After sorting through the cities our class decided to go to Boston Massachusetts. The senior class leaves Friday, March 10 and will return on Sunday, March 12. In order to have a three day trip the seniors...

SEM Shark Tank

SEM Shark Tank

March 5, 2017
Filed under Features, Student Life

SEM students and faculty disguised themselves as Shark Tank's reality TV investors, Mr. Wonderful and Mark Cuban, in the chapel this past Wednesday while SEM entrepreneurs pitched their app ideas to the SEM community. (The investors in the television show Shark Tank are pitched ideas from entrepreneu...

SEM in Bloom: Spring in the Magavern-Sutton Courtyard

SEM in Bloom: Spring in the Magavern-Sutton Courtyard

Morgan Baker, Contributor
March 5, 2017
Filed under Student Life

After a chilly winter, spring is on its way! This spring will be SEM's first with the new Magavern-Sutton Courtyard. What changes are in store for SEM's new pleasant pasture green? "I think that's a surprise for all of us," said Kris Kemmis, SEM's director of special projects, responsible for the...

Latest Scoop on Buffalo Sweets

Latest Scoop on Buffalo Sweets

Brook Sillart, Student Writer
February 27, 2017
Filed under Student Life

I scream. You scream. We all scream... Ice cream! As we get closer to spring more and more ice cream shops are open. Here are some sweet shops to visit this upcoming summer because...who doesn't love a cold cone on a hot day. At all these places there is the option of soft serve, custard, or hard...

Sleepless in the Seminary, Part 2

Morgan Baker '17, Contributor
February 22, 2017
Filed under Student Life

This article is a continuation of the February 20, 2017 article Sleepless in the Seminary. It is an indisputable fact that sleep is essential to a healthy, productive lifestyle. As such, the way we sleep changes the way SEM students interact with the community. "I know that when I have a lot of slee...

Student Surprises on SEM’s Open Day

Student Surprises on SEM’s Open Day

Abby Collins, Contributor
February 20, 2017
Filed under Residential Life, Student Life

Open days are built in to the trimester schedule at SEM but this Friday was one to remember. The students were told that Feb. 17 was an open day but not given a reason why. Many students chose not to attend because of the uncertainty that surrounded the day and to also get a head start on their long...

The Three Music-teers Conquer ECMEA Auditions

The Three Music-teers Conquer ECMEA Auditions

Tessa Pszonak, Contributor
February 20, 2017
Filed under A&E, Student Life

Violinists Tara Porter  and Dabin Han and oboist Angela Shi are on their way to the Erie County Senior High Orchestra March 25-26 at the University at Buffalo. The Senior High Orchestra is a program that only the top high school musicians of Erie County get into. Before the girls were welcomed into...

Mock Trial Goes to Regional Quarter-Finals

Mock Trial Goes to Regional Quarter-Finals

Clare von Simson, Contributor
February 20, 2017
Filed under Student Life

SEM's mock trial team will move on to the regional playoffs at Buffalo City Court on Saturday, March 4 at 9 am. The last time SEM was in the quarter-finals was 2014 said Molly Greene, the club's faculty advisor. The competition began with 23 teams from the Western New York region.  If they win their ...

Who Will Win the Cup?

Who Will Win the Cup?

Grace Gallagher, Sports Contributor
February 20, 2017
Filed under Student Life

For the past six months the Hornets and Jackets have been in an intense battle for the most prized possession in the SEM community: the Hornet/Jacket Cup. The competitions began on September 30, 2016 our beloved Hornet Jacket Day. It was full of dancing, tug-a-war and of course shaving cream. Hornet Captain Caroline Dunbar '17 chose "Bad to the Bone ". ...

GSA Keeping us Positive

GSA Keeping us Positive

Christina Siragusa, Contributor
February 20, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Through the hallways of SEM people have began to notice colorful little post it notes with different inspiring quotes or phrases on them to keep people positive through the school day for the past week. One of our clubs at SEM, the GSA, which stands for the gay-straight alliance run by seniors Emily...

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