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Perk’s Cafe – Home of Stunning French Toast

Perk’s Cafe – Home of Stunning French Toast

Julianna Scaccia, Contributor

September 25, 2017


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Perks Café sits on the corner of Elmwood and Bryant a modern, calm neighborhood. Inside the attire is casual and the walls are decorated with a wide variety of art such as paintings and photographs. In front of the door, the tables are lined up next to each other in two rows before the high counter...

Creative Outlet for Teens in Buffalo

Creative Outlet for Teens in Buffalo

Xinyang "Amber" Ye '17, Contributor

June 19, 2017


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Standing in a spacious second-floor room with huge windows overlooking the scenery of downtown Buffalo, the Just Buffalo Writing Center (JBWC) brings students from different schools and neighborhoods together to share their literary voices with confidence and passion. As a welcoming place, JBWC has a more fixed schedule for comple...

SEM Musicians Awed at the Spring Concert

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Jocelyn Yang, Contributor

May 15, 2017


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It was an anxious, joyful, exhilarating time when members of the ensemble, glee club, and Semachords were ready to give an "auditory feast" in the Chapel for the annual Joan Kostick Andrews '48 spring concert on Wednesday night, May 3. Before the performance, Ron E. Martin, SEM's music director and...

Specially Priced Neglia Ballet Tickets

Specially Priced Neglia Ballet Tickets

May 1, 2017


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Neglia Ballet is offering SEM $25 tickets to the Dancing to Live gala performance on Thursday, May 18. Neglia and SEM partner to give Neglia's students a home in our student residences in summer and recently Neglia students have enriched our community during the school year as SEM students. The one-hour show is from 7:30-8:30 PM at the Flickinger Performing Arts Center at Ni...

Millions of Penguins Will Go Extinct March 29

Millions of Penguins Will Go Extinct March 29

Lauren Pollina, Contributor

March 2, 2017


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Tragedy flooded social media on January 31, 2017 as the announcement that the beloved game, Club Penguin, is coming to a close. Twitter users exploded in rage claiming that their childhood memories were being shattered due to Disney's decision to shut down it's virtual reality game on computer desktops...

Look Fancy Fast-2

Scott An, Contributor

February 26, 2017


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What kind of makeup catches the eye in a moment? Eyeliner's so common that it just looks like an everyday thing now. So now this is going to be about lipstick. Lipstick, it may be a common item, but once it's on the lips it becomes an extraordinary material that's able to brighten up the face. ...

“Our Town” Preview

“Our Town” Preview

February 24, 2017


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The cast and crew have been working hard to perfect the production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town for Thursday, March 2 at 7 pm. Tickets are available online to reserve and will be sold Monday, February 25 at lunch. Showtimes are: March 2 at 7 pm, March 3 at 7 pm, and March 4 at 2 pm and 7 pm....

The Three Music-teers Conquer ECMEA Auditions

The Three Music-teers Conquer ECMEA Auditions

Tessa Pszonak, Contributor

February 20, 2017


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Violinists Tara Porter  and Dabin Han and oboist Angela Shi are on their way to the Erie County Senior High Orchestra March 25-26 at the University at Buffalo. The Senior High Orchestra is a program that only the top high school musicians of Erie County get into. Before the girls were welcomed into...

SEM Seniors Strike a Chord at GBYO Concert

SEM Seniors Strike a Chord at GBYO Concert

Emma Brentjens, Contributor

February 20, 2017


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On Sunday, February 12 seniors Dabin Han and Amber Ye participated in the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra (GBYO) concert at Slee Hall at the University at Buffalo's Amherst campus. The orchestra consists of 70 students who play a variety of string, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. "...

NEW DATE for Sherry Robbins Wilkinson ’25 Poetry Reading

NEW DATE for Sherry Robbins Wilkinson ’25 Poetry Reading

February 20, 2017


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NEW DATE Wilkinson Poster 11x17 New Date New date!  Sherry Robbins is the 2017 Buffalo Seminary Elizabeth McNulty Wilkinson ‘25 Poet. Ms. Robbins will give a reading in the chapel on Friday, April 21, from 2:30-3:15 PM. As is customary for the Wilkinson poet, Ms. Robbins and SEM's poet in residence Ansie Baird will spend the day in classes and c...

Calling All Poets!

Aerin Wagner, SEM Writer's Club President

February 6, 2017


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Writers, pick up your pens, and write your way to $50! The UB English Department and Poetics Program has announced its second annual Buffalo High School Poetry Contest, which is available to any students of high school age, who currently attend a school in Buffalo.  Each student is eligible to submit...

A Little Bit of Seoul

Scott An '18, Contributor

January 23, 2017


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Americans may see Korea (The Republic of Korea) as a country always battling with North Korea or a country that has only K-pop. Some part of this could be true but it isn't as mysterious a place as people think. After the Korean war ended in 1953, the country was in poverty but after 50 years it is...

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