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Senior Retreat to Sky High at Holiday Valley

Senior Retreat to Sky High at Holiday Valley

Chris Wu, Student Writer
October 16, 2016
Filed under Student Life

The seniors took their unforgettable class trip to Sky High at Holiday Valley on October 6. After a pizza dinner, students had 15 minutes to put away their stuff and then everyone was gathered in the lobby for class activities. It began with a game to test the student's unity. We were given a long branch ...

Hornet-Jacket Day 2016

Hornet-Jacket Day 2016

Sara Caywood, Studnet Life Reporter/ Editor
October 10, 2016
Filed under Features, Student Life

For a tradition over 100 years old, the cries of SEM Hornets and Jackets still ring throughout the city. Since 1916 this unique day has represented the pride, competition and togetherness that SEM was founded upon. Hornet-Jacket day September 30, 2016 was no different. Thursday night the freshmen...

An Outsider’s Look at Rosh Hashanah

An Outsider’s Look at Rosh Hashanah

Aerin Wagner, Writer/Editor
October 10, 2016
Filed under Features, Opinion, Student Life

Monday, October 3, I woke up thinking that I would spend the day getting back on track after absent days last week, so one could only imagine my surprise when I got to school and realized that we had the day off to celebrate Rosh Hashanah - the beginning of the Jewish New Year. At first, I did what...

If I Knew Then What I Know Now

LucyMarie Gaulin, Writer/Editor
October 2, 2016
Filed under Features, Opinion, Student Life

Dear Class of 2020, Congratulations! You are now a member of the SEM student body! As you finish your first month of high school, the classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019 would like to give you advice for the rest of your high school career. Here are 15 pieces of advice from 15 SEM girls: Your grades ...

Successful Sit-Down Dinner with Oktoberfest Theme

Successful Sit-Down Dinner with Oktoberfest Theme

Mikang Kim
September 25, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Wednesday, September 22, SEM had its first sit-down dinner of the year, inviting faculty, staff, residential students and day students. In all, 64 people came and the food was great. Chef Alex and the kitchen staff prepared garlic bread, reibeplätzchen (potato pancakes), cooked brussels sprouts...

Living in Four Different Places in Four Years

Living in Four Different Places in Four Years

Chris Wu, Residential Life Correspondent
September 25, 2016
Filed under Student Life

It is my fourth year in Buffalo and I live in the dorm called Niscah House at SEM. The dorm is my fourth home. Yes, I lived in four different places in four years. For those who do not know, my previous school, Immaculata Academy (IA) shut its doors. I transferred to Buffalo Seminary as a senior. It...

SEM in the (White) House

Sara Caywood, Student Life Reporter/ Editor
September 25, 2016
Filed under Features, Student Life

SEM senior Emily Bulan attended the invitation only United State of Women Summit last June 14 and 15. Emily was invited to the summit after creating a website dedicated to women in the Senate. "I didn't realize how big this was," Emily said. "There's a lot that's been done by and for women and...

A Field Trip Milestone

A Field Trip Milestone

Aerin Wagner, Student Reporter
September 25, 2016
Filed under Student Life

The Scientist for Life class took a field trip to the "Milestones of Science" exhibit at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library downtown on September 21st.  You can read more about that trip on the class blog. ...

Hornet/Jacket Day Essentials

Aerin Wagner
September 25, 2016
Filed under A&E, Features, News, Student Life

Hornet/Jacket Day fast approaches us once again on Friday, September 23, and with that comes both excitement and stress. The seniors prepare to say goodbye to their last day of welcoming new members to their team, and the freshmen anxiously wait to find out which team they are on.  This is the day ...

Draw for Change – NYT Editorial Cartoon Contest

September 22, 2016
Filed under News, Opinion, Student Life, Uncategorized

Everyone at SEM has an opinion - or two... Many of can also draw. Opinion plus art = editorial cartoon. Only have an opinion but feel weak in art skills? Find an artist friend and collaborate. Cartoons can be funny, or not. What they should be is able to make you think about something in a way you...

Picture Day is Sept. 27

September 20, 2016
Filed under News, Student Life

On Tuesday students and faculty will have those classic school headshots taken. Payment and packages forms are available for printing here and there are some in the main office. Payment and form are handed to the photographer on picture day, not back to the main office....

Don’t Miss Grandparent Morning on Nov. 22

Don’t Miss Grandparent Morning on Nov. 22

September 18, 2016
Filed under News, Parent Association News, Student Life

SEM's annual Grandparent Morning is Tuesday, November 22, 8:30-11:30 AM. Grandparents experience an abbreviated day at SEM - they accompany their granddaughters to Morning Meeting in the Chapel, are treated to student performances and attend their classes. Lots of pictures are taken! (If you have activ...

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