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SEM Students Who Will Compete in August Wilson Monologue Competition Chosen

SEM Students Who Will Compete in August Wilson Monologue Competition Chosen

January 16, 2018


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Congratulations to Journey ‘20 (winner) and Mary ‘19 (alternate) - they will represent SEM at the regional August Wilson Monologue Competition on Feb. 3 at the 710 Main Theatre. This is the first time that Buffalo has hosted the competition, sponsored by the Paul Robeson Theater - 14 high sch...

August Wilson Monologue Competition is Coming to Buffalo!

August Wilson Monologue Competition is Coming to Buffalo!

Katie Gibbons, Contributor

December 18, 2017


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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 in grades 9-12 encourages them to learn about the African-American experience in American history through drama. A winner and an alternate...

Recipes for the Fall Season

Recipes for the Fall Season

Cara DeRose, Contributor

November 27, 2017


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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 off the cold with a tasty treat. Pumpkin pie is a favorite for Maiah Dreishpoon '19. During the fall season, her neighbor, who is a baker, bakes a pie...

Wasabi Japanese Restaurant, Bringing Japan to Buffalo

Wasabi Japanese Restaurant, Bringing Japan to Buffalo

Moriah Daniels, Contributor '18

November 21, 2017


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Wasabi Japanese Restaurant is a Buffalo-born sushi restaurant that has brought our city fresh seafood and delectable kitchen entrees since 2007. The restaurant has two locations: on Elmwood in Buffalo (752 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222) and the on Plaza Dr. in Williamsville (100 Plaza Dr., Suite C Williams...

SEM’s Production of Afflicted: Daughters of Salem is Transformative

SEM’s Production of Afflicted: Daughters of Salem is Transformative

Ella Tolomeo, Contributor

November 20, 2017


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Described by students as powerful and magical, Buffalo Seminary's theater instructor Susan Drozd and her department constructed another impressive production - this time of Laurie Brooks's Afflicted: Daughters of Salem, this past weekend. Done at Buffalo Seminary on November 16, 17 and 18 the ...

Afflicted: Daughters of Salem Opens Thursday Night at SEM

Afflicted: Daughters of Salem Opens Thursday Night at SEM

November 13, 2017


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You've read The Crucible. You may have seen The Crucible. Don't miss this telling of the infamous Salem witch trials written by Laurie Brooks. Get tickets here!...

Hertel Avenue Poutine and Cream

Julianna Scaccia, Contributor

November 6, 2017


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Poutine and Cream has two locations, one on 1488 Hertel Ave Buffalo, NY and the second on 242 Allen St Buffalo, NY. The menu is as expected: burgers, poutine and ice cream. The price range is under $10. One of the more popular items is the Freak Shake. There are five flavors: Fudge Brownie, Cake,...

Elm Street Bakery in East Aurora

Elm Street Bakery in East Aurora

Ella Tolomeo, Contributor

November 6, 2017


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With a rustic wood interior and exposed metal accents, the Elm Street Bakery in East Aurora, NY, gives the perfect modern yet homey feel. Walking into the Elm Street Bakery, you view an enormous brick oven, overhead seating, and packed tables. This family-run bakery offers a range of freshly baked...

Cole’s – Hidden Gem of Elmwood

Cole’s – Hidden Gem of Elmwood

Molly Doyle, Contributor

November 6, 2017


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Out of all the times I have walked in through Cole's big wooden door, there is only one thing I need to order to have a great night: the caprese panini. The fresh mozzarella with basil and tomatoes on olive oil brushed grilled panini bread will always have a special place in my heart. Cole's restaurant...

From a Funeral Home to a Coffee Shop

From a Funeral Home to a Coffee Shop

Grace Heidinger, Contributor

November 6, 2017


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Undergrounds Coffee House and Roastery, located at 580 South Park Ave, is up and coming. After being open for a little over a year, this coffee shop is the new hot spot in Buffalo's Old First Ward. Prior to this building functioning as a coffee shop, it was a funeral home, which is where the name...

Healthy Dining Across the Border

Healthy Dining Across the Border

Cara DeRose, Contributor

November 6, 2017


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 The Play Bar + Grill is located inside of the White Oaks Resort and Spa, just across the street from the Outlet Collection at Niagara, Ontario. Play is the perfect spot to grab something to eat after working out. The restaurant's menu upholds to the healthy lifestyle that is promoted at White Oaks...

Take On the Town and Visit Towne

Take On the Town and Visit Towne

Chelsea Anderson, Contributor

November 6, 2017


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Towne is a Greek restaurant located at 186 Allen Street in Buffalo's busy Allentown neighborhood. The restaurant provides a wide range of food options. During my "visit" I had the pleasure to order the open chicken souvlaki, not to be confused with the souvlaki dinner which comes with pita bread and ...

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