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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...

How to Eat Cheap on Elmwood

How to Eat Cheap on Elmwood

Aerin Wagner

November 6, 2016


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With after school activities like theater and sports, sometimes students find themselves running to grab a quick coffee or dinner on Elmwood.  Leah Kramer recently wrote an article detailing the best places to go to, and it is easy to spend a fortune anywhere on Elmwood.  Think about it, a $5 S...

Women in Shakespeare

Women in Shakespeare

Leah Kramer, Contributor

November 6, 2016


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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


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 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


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