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State of Service at SEM

State of Service at SEM

Kyle Hopkins, Community Service Board Faculty Advisor June 4, 2018

Adapted from Kyle Hopkins's Community Service Awards address in Morning Meeting on May 30. The state of Community Service @ SEM is good! And, there were a lot of new things happening! This...

SEM Squared: Sister-Sisters

SEM Squared: Sister-Sisters

Grace Heidinger, Contributor June 4, 2018

What would it be like going to high school with your sister or even sisters? For the 2017-2018 school year, there are 12 sets of sisters who go to SEM together. Some who see each other all the time and...

When in Pittsburgh... And Youre Not on a College Tour

When in Pittsburgh… And You’re Not on a College Tour

Grace Heidinger, Contributor April 23, 2018

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, also known as "The Steel City" and more recently "The City of Champions" is filled with everything from unique neighborhoods to tasty restaurants. As for the geographic aspect,...

404: New Staff Found in the Technology Office

404: New Staff Found in the Technology Office

If there's something strange on your computer screen...Who you gonna call? Mr. Tomaka!
Tess Rine, Contributor April 16, 2018

When Daniel Tomaka graduated from Canisius College with a degree in economics and finance he certainly did not imagine himself the man who would save SEM students from the never-ending computer problems...

First Exchange to Lille, France Was Only the Beginning

First Exchange to Lille, France Was Only the Beginning

Mary Leslie, Contributor April 16, 2018

March 24, students embarked on the first ever SEM exchange to Lille, France.  Although the trip began with a slight change in plans fpr the eight students and their chaperones due to a strike at Air France,...

Student-Organized Protest for the National School Walkout

Student-Organized Protest for the National School Walkout

Tess Rine, Contributor March 19, 2018

On January 14, 2018 Nikolas Jacob Cruz, age 19, attacked Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Flordia with a AR-15 style semi-automatic weapon. In the end,  17 people were dead at the hands...

French Connection

French Connection

They're Le Havre-ing a great time!
Katie Gibbons February 21, 2018

Bienvenue aux Etats-Unis! Seven French students from Le Havre, France arrived at SEM on January 8 and will be staying until March 5. Who are these girls? What do they think of the United States? What do...

I Let My Mom Dress Me for a Week

I Let My Mom Dress Me for a Week

Inspired by a Buzzfeed feature...
Katie Gibbons, Contributor February 7, 2018

SEM is all about fostering bonds among women. Many SEM moms are deeply involved in the SEM community and have strong bonds with their daughters - but how strong is this mother-daughter bond? After watching...

What the College Process is at SEM

What the College Process is at SEM

Buckle-Up Class of '19!
Tess Rine, Contributor January 29, 2018

Question: How can a student go from "All I know is you need to get good grades, and it's stressful" Lily Hamlett '20, to "I can not wait for my life at college next year" Natalia Vaquero'18. Answer: SEM's...

Frigid Quebec City Temperatures Didnt Daunt SEM Students

Frigid Quebec City Temperatures Didn’t Daunt SEM Students

While the temperature was cold, the conversation was hot
Katie Gibbons and Tess Rine January 22, 2018

January 11 through 14,  38 SEM students and four teachers became tourists on a French-Canadian adventure in Quebec City, Quebec. This adventure included line dancing at a traditional Quebecois sugar shack,...

Whats UP with UPcycling at SEM?

What’s UP with UPcycling at SEM?

Tess Rine, Contributor January 22, 2018

The first week of 2018 marked the beginning of upcycling at SEM thanks to Chef Alex and Natural Upcycling, Batavia, NY based company. Natural Upcycling's focus is to collect food waste and turn it into...

A Week of Giving in a Season of Giving

A Week of Giving in a Season of Giving

Katie Gibbons December 12, 2017

Giving week is on! From December 11 to 15, the community service board has collection boxes set up in the gallery: one for winter clothing for Jericho Road Community Health Center, one for school uniforms...

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