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Squash Goes to Nationals

Recap of SEM’s Fall Sports

November 27, 2017

From the hours on the erg to the miles on the trail, Buffalo Seminary's eight fall sports all had memorable seasons. When the season ended SEM had...

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Opening Day Address by SGA President

Donate Life Team Urges a Conversation About Organ Donation

Dear Parents, Throughout this week your daughter has been listening to speakers and students about the positive impacts of organ donation....

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All-School Picnic Sept. 9, 2017
SEM Students Who Will Compete in August Wilson Monologue Competition Chosen
August Wilson Monologue Competition is Coming to Buffalo!

August Wilson Monologue Competition is Coming to Buffalo!

December 18, 2017

For the first time ever, Buffalo is one of the 12 cities participating in the August Wilson Monologue Competition, founded in 2009. This competition for students ...

Recipes for the Fall Season

Recipes for the Fall Season

November 27, 2017

As the weather gets colder, people head inside to hide from Buffalo's harsh weather. Baking is a perfect way to keep you warm while taking your mind...

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SEMinaria DEADLINES

The DEADLINE to submit your Senior Page is January 12, 2018 at 3:30 pm. Would you like to purchase a Senior Page, ...

How Bazaar!

How Bazaar!

December 9, 2017 SEM's Holiday Bazaar took place. Bazaar, an annual festivity, allows both local and...

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Staff Profile
Grace Heidinger ’18
Grace Heidinger

Contributor

I am a senior at SEM. I enjoy watching sporting events, especially hockey. I am a huge hockey fan and going to games is one of my favorite hobbies. Along with that, I love to bake!

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Pitch it: Urban Studies Students Make Startup Plans for their Own Businesses

Ella Tolomeo, Contributor
December 5, 2017

  Buffalo Seminary's senior elective in Urban Studies conducted a business pitch project. Each student was asked to develop their own business proposal and pitch their idea to the class. First trimester, Urban Studies seniors explored Buffalo and learned about the variety of businesses in the city. Throughout the course of the trimester, the class has visited the locations ranging fr...

Introducing Capstone: Curriculum History Made

Ella Tolomeo, Contributor
November 20, 2017

The seniors of the Class of 2018 have a range of opinions about being first to participate in SEM's Capstone initiative, which has replaced the previous system of spring internships. The first of the seniors (19 students) to present their Capstone projects will do so on December 1. Parents, alumnae, mentors and students are invited to daytime sessions from 8-9:30 AM and the evening sessions from 7-8:30 PM. ...

Washington VS. Beijing: Impression of the Capitals

Jocelyn Yang, Contributor
November 6, 2017

Waking up around noon on Columbus Day, October 9, dazed because of my midnight arrival at SEM and wondering to myself if I were still in Washington, D.C. somewhere with a gang of friends from my class... Over last three days, a coach bus carrying 36 juniors, six French exchange students, and four chaperones drove through the night to the capital of the United States. While enjoying my second time...

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Faculty News for 2018
Scientist 4 Life

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor
January 8, 2018

It is with pride that we announce that Sarah Wright, SEM's first academic fellow, this January has moved on to a full time teaching position at the Enterprise Charter School in downtown Buffalo. Happily, Sarah, her husband and pooch remain at the Niscah student residence where she continues as a house director. Molly Greene will continue on as junior class dean which she was sharing with Sara...

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...

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