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Great Season for SEM Lacrosse

Great Season for SEM Lacrosse

May 7, 2018

Spring was slow to arrive and so spring sports got off to a slow start with cancellations due to the cold weather but as the Varsity Lacrosse...

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Recent Sports Scores
  • Wednesday, May 9

    Lacrosse

    SEM 13 - Niagara Falls 7

  • Monday, May 7

    Lacrosse

    SEM 5 - Mount St. Mary Academy 7

  • Friday, May 4

    Lacrosse

    SEM 13 - St. Mary's of Lancaster 5

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Artie Award Nominations for SEM’s Theater Director
This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing Plays to Full Houses

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing Plays to Full Houses

March 19, 2018

Buffalo Seminary Theatre presented the 2018 spring play, This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing this past weekend. After a month...

New Blue of Yale Visits SEM

New Blue of Yale Visits SEM

March 12, 2018

Yale's New Blue all-woman a cappella group shared a bill with the Semachords at SEM on Saturday night in the chapel singing to a packed house....

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State of Service at SEM

State of Service at SEM

Adapted from Kyle Hopkins's Community Service Awards address in Morning Meeting on May 30. The...

We Liked It, and Put a Ring on It!

We Liked It, and Put a Ring on It!

Class rings are one of the most traditional and iconic aspects of someone's high school experience. Whether...

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State of Service at SEM

Kyle Hopkins, Community Service Board Faculty Advisor
June 4, 2018

Adapted from Kyle Hopkins's Community Service Awards address in Morning Meeting on May 30. The state of Community Service @ SEM is good! And, there were a lot of new things happening! This year, with Katie Gibbons at the helm, the Community Service Board launched a new initiative - Service Tuesdays.   For several months of the year, every Tuesday, SEM students would go to an organization...

SEM Squared: Sister-Sisters

Grace Heidinger, Contributor
June 4, 2018

What would it be like going to high school with your sister or even sisters? For the 2017-2018 school year, there are 12 sets of sisters who go to SEM together. Some who see each other all the time and some who only see each other when they pass each other in the hallway. They're sisters literally and they're sisters figuratively, as are all who have attended SEM. While seniors Brooke Pohlman...

When in Pittsburgh… And You’re Not on a College Tour

Grace Heidinger, Contributor
April 23, 2018

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, also known as "The Steel City" and more recently "The City of Champions" is filled with everything from unique neighborhoods to tasty restaurants. As for the geographic aspect, three rivers flow through the city: the Ohio, the Alleghany, and the Monongahela. Where there are rivers, there are bridges and there are over 400 throughout the city - the most in one city throughout the...

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Scientist 4 Life

Moriah Daniels, Contributor '18
November 27, 2017

The week started out with the class on Tuesday, November 14, 2017  already assigned to the anti-zoo or pro-zoo side for the debate. The class fell on a third period so it was an 80-minute class. The long class period gave each side time to separate and consolidate their arguments into precisely how they want it. By November 15, seniors held an intense yet respectfully agreeable debate on the pros and cons of zoos. Each side was well prepared for the debate both having their own notes on arguments...

Scientist 4 Life

Molly Doyle, Contributor
November 19, 2017

This week in Scientist for Life, the class discussed the extinction of animals. Students evaluated and dissected an article about the endangerment of certain species of bees. In the evaluation, they summarized the article to see if it was a reliable source. The article addressed that the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee is the first ever wild bee in the continental U.S. to gain federal protection as an endangered species. This is because nearly 90% of the population has dropped since 1990. This drop is...

Heather McCarthy Visits Scientist for Life
Scientist 4 Life

Yasmeen Collins, Contributor
October 10, 2017

Heather McCarthy, a metamorphic petrographer, joined the Scientist for Life class to convey her experiences as a woman in science. Popular statistics such as the wage gap make it almost impossible to deny the sexism that occurs in the workplace. However, it becomes all the more real when a woman with a high position shares her personal experiences being brought down by men who would otherwise treat...

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SEM news and announcements written by students for students, faculty, parents & alumnae
SEM news and announcements written by students for students, faculty, parents & alumnae