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Women in Shakespeare

Women in Shakespeare

Leah Kramer, Contributor
November 6, 2016
Filed under A&E

At Buffalo Seminary, an all-woman cast is not a statement - it’s just the way it is. In the theater department SEM girls are not only encouraged to be powerful women but also to be powerful men. In the history of theater, specifically in Shakespeare, men traditionally played ...

November is National Novel Writing Month

Jessica Silverstein, Contributor
October 30, 2016
Filed under A&E, Student Life

 NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is an international writing challenge.  SEM has participated for the last three years and each year we have had student writers meet and exceed their word count goals.  Participants in the Young Writers' Project may set their own word count goals, a...

One Babel Story Told, Three More To Go

Becca Thomas, Student Writer and Editor
October 24, 2016
Filed under A&E, Student Life

What you want to get to is self-curiosity.

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Buffalo – More Than Just a Sports Lovers Dream

Buffalo – More Than Just a Sports Lovers Dream

Becca Thomas, Student Writer and Editor
October 16, 2016
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The collective brain of Buffalo - Buffalo Seminary Theatre teacher Susan Drozd. You’d think the only unifying factor in Buffalo is the Bills or the Sabres, and it’s not; and that’s exciting and comforting - Erin Kelly, SEM director of communications. I go and see all types of theater: Irish Classical, Shakespeare in the Park, Philharmonic … this is my favorite...

Why SEM Needs Blue Stockings

Why SEM Needs Blue Stockings

Jesse Sloier, Student Writer and Editor
October 10, 2016
Filed under A&E, Features, News, Opinion

...our particular area of Elmwood was once called the "blue stocking district."

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Cracking Awareness of Human Trafficking

Cracking Awareness of Human Trafficking

Aerin Wagner, Writer/Editor
October 9, 2016
Filed under A&E, News

Tammy Wetzel's art and activism class took part in the national Red Sand Project on October 6.  The project was started by Molly Gochman to raise awareness about human trafficking around the world.  According to Gochman’s website there are currently 36 million people enslaved. Ms. Wetzel received...

Fall Production is Blue Stockings!

Becca Thomas, Student Writer and Editor
October 2, 2016
Filed under A&E, News

Watch here as Ms. Drozd announces Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale as the theatre fall production to a very enthusiastic crowd! Auditions and crew interviews will be held this upcoming week and we hope to see everyone at (or in!) every performance November 17, 18, and 19 in the PAC! (Start vid...

Hornet/Jacket Day Essentials

Aerin Wagner
September 25, 2016
Filed under A&E, Features, News, Student Life

Hornet/Jacket Day fast approaches us once again on Friday, September 23, and with that comes both excitement and stress. The seniors prepare to say goodbye to their last day of welcoming new members to their team, and the freshmen anxiously wait to find out which team they are on.  This is the day ...

SEM’s Favorite Local Bites

SEM’s Favorite Local Bites

Leah Kramer, Contributor
September 24, 2016
Filed under A&E, Features, Opinion

Buffalo Seminary is lucky enough to be located in what is considered to be one of the best neighborhoods in all of Buffalo: Elmwood Village. In addition to the multitude of quirky stores lining the street corners, Elmwood Village offers a vast array of food options. If you're craving some filling and deli...

Elisa Yi ’18 Selected for NYSSMA All-State Orchestra

September 18, 2016
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Elisa Yi '18, was selected as a violinist in the NYSSMA Conference All-State Orchestra along with the best high school musicians from all across New York State, and Tara Porter '17 was selected as an alternate. The concert is in Rochester in December. Elisa will be the first SEM student in recen...

Go See Theatre: 2016-17 Season Promises Invaluable Experiences

Go See Theatre: 2016-17 Season Promises Invaluable Experiences

Jesse Sloier, Student Writer
September 18, 2016
Filed under A&E, Features, News

"Theatre makes you smart."

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Character Changing Conference

Character Changing Conference

Becca Thomas, Student Writer and Editor
September 18, 2016
Filed under A&E, News, Student Life

Saturday, September 17, SEM theater students made their debut at the eighth annual New York State Theater Education Association (NYSTEA) and O’Connell and Company Student Theater Conference. Located at Park School of Buffalo, the conference was held from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Students from Buffalo...

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