The SEM Weekly

  • SEM on the Water
    Sports

    SEM on the Water

    Grace Heidinger, Contributor

    May 21, 2018

    This spring, SEM took to sailing and crew like... A duck to water. The SEM sailing team traveled to Hampton, Virginia on May 4 to compete in the MidAtlantic Scholastic Sailing Association (MASSA) Girls Fleet Double Handed Championship while the Crew team traveled to Saratoga Springs, NY to race in the...

  • We Liked It, and Put a Ring on It!
    Student Life

    We Liked It, and Put a Ring on It!

    Tess Rine, Contributor

    May 21, 2018

    Class rings are one of the most traditional and iconic aspects of someone's high school experience. Whether it's Danny giving his ring to Sandy in Grease or SEM juniors giving each other rings there is great meaning within that hunk of metal. The concept of class rings has a 183-year long history ...

  • SEM Goes the Mini Maker Faire
    News

    SEM Goes the Mini Maker Faire

    Beth Adamczyk, Director of Technology

    May 14, 2018

    SEM freshmen presented 16 projects at the Buffalo Mini Maker Faire on Saturday at Park School. This year, we had six Coding, four Engineering, and six Maker entries. As well as appearing at the Faire, students had to narrate videos about their projects. It's an exhibition for the public but it's also a competition for the fre...

SEM on the Water
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 team reach...

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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

Res Students Love the Weekend
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  • Mother-Daughter Brunch is April 15-RSVP Due April 2
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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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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...

Who Done It? SEM Freshmen Know

Who Done It? SEM Freshmen Know

Friday, May 4, the Class of 2021 hosted the first ever murder mystery party at SEM. Eva Maines, along with th...

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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 United States. T...

404: New Staff Found in the Technology Office

Tess Rine, Contributor
April 16, 2018

When Daniel Tomaka graduated from Canisius College with a degree in economics and finance he certainly did not imagine himself the man who would save SEM students from the never-ending computer problems they face. Yet, here we are, relying on SEM's newest hire to keep everything running smoothly. Mr. Tomaka's interest in computers started off as a hobby. He left his family soft drink company F...

First Exchange to Lille, France Was Only the Beginning

Mary Leslie, Contributor
April 16, 2018

March 24, students embarked on the first ever SEM exchange to Lille, France.  Although the trip began with a slight change in plans fpr the eight students and their chaperones due to a strike at Air France, the girls could not wait to see their French correspondents after hosting them in Buffalo three weeks prior.   Every weekday began with a SEM student meeting with their chaperones at 8 ...

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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