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Pitch it: Urban Studies Students Make Startup Plans for their Own Businesses

Pitch it: Urban Studies Students Make Startup Plans for their Own Businesses

Ella Tolomeo, Contributor

December 5, 2017


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  Buffalo Seminary's senior elective in Urban Studies conducted a business pitch project. Each student was asked to develop their own business proposal and pitch their idea to the class. First trimester, Urban Studies seniors explored Buffalo and learned about the variety of businesses...

Introducing Capstone: Curriculum History Made

Introducing Capstone: Curriculum History Made

Ella Tolomeo, Contributor

November 20, 2017


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The seniors of the Class of 2018 have a range of opinions about being first to participate in SEM's Capstone initiative, which has replaced the previous system of spring internships. The first of the seniors (19 students) to present their Capstone projects will do so on December 1. Parents, alumnae, mentors and s...

Washington VS. Beijing: Impression of the Capitals

Washington VS. Beijing: Impression of the Capitals

Jocelyn Yang, Contributor

November 6, 2017


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Waking up around noon on Columbus Day, October 9, dazed because of my midnight arrival at SEM and wondering to myself if I were still in Washington, D.C. somewhere with a gang of friends from my class... Over last three days, a coach bus carrying 36 juniors, six French exchange students, and four...

Hugh Hefner, Sexist or Liberator?

Hugh Hefner, Sexist or Liberator?

Julianna Scaccia

October 23, 2017


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The iconic Playboy legend Hugh Hefner passed away at the age of 91 on September 27, 2017 inside the famous Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills, California. According Business Insider, his death certificate said Mr. Hefner died due to cardiac arrest and respiratory failure. Mr. Hefner's legacy is con...

Class Trips 101

Class Trips 101

Grace Heidinger, Contributor

October 16, 2017


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Columbus Day Weekend means time for class trips. Each class, along with teachers, adventured somewhere different. "Overall, class trips give your class a place to gather outside of school. It allows people to see others in a different light," said Bridget Ewing '18. The Buffalo River was fi...

Mrs. Leous to the Rescue

Mrs. Leous to the Rescue

Elisa Yi, Associate Editor

October 10, 2017


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Last Thursday was not the first time the SEM community bid farewell to teacher Glenna Leous. Although some students may not be familiar with one of SEM's most prominent previous faculty members of recent years, most of the upperclassmen's freshmen year memories feature Mrs. Leous. She is remember...

Students React to Atomic Bomb Tests by North Korea

Students React to Atomic Bomb Tests by North Korea

Cara DeRose, Contributor

October 10, 2017


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North Korea has been a big topic of discussion recently with all the latest bomb tests and the possible attacks. Because of its isolation, many wonder what is taking place and what Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) is planning. Residential student Scott An '18 who is from Seoul, South...

After School Jobs. Helpful or Hurtful to Today’s Youth?

Moriah Daniels, Contributor

October 2, 2017


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Almost all (97%) of young adults ages 16-24, have after-school jobs in the United States. For most of these young adults, they are trying to find a way to balance school with their busy work schedules. SEM high school senior Julianna Scaccia said, "It can be hard sometimes just because there's not...

SEM Open House Success

SEM Open House Success

Cara DeRose, Contributor

October 2, 2017


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Sunday, October 1, Buffalo Seminary held its first open house of the year. Most of the student body came out on a sunny morning to represent SEM to interested families. Red Key gave tours while other students helped inform parents and their middle school daughters about sports, clubs and classes. It s...

SEM Lucky Fellows Witness the Night of Malala

SEM Lucky Fellows Witness the Night of Malala

Jocelyn Yang, Contributor

September 25, 2017


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On Tuesday night, September 19, about a dozen SEM students and faculty who won the Hornet/Jacket Day raffle could be spotted in a nearly 6,000 person crowd at the University at Buffalo's Alumni Arena waiting for an inspirational speech from "a girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban."...

A Welcome for New Students

Elisa Yi, Associate Editor

September 18, 2017


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On September 5, 2017 current SEM students and faculty came together to welcome 61 new SEM students at the annual New Student Orientation. The special orientation is an annual event for the freshmen and new transfer students to help the girls feel at home before starting the school year. New s...

One Last Time

One Last Time

Chelsea Anderson, Contributor

September 18, 2017


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On September 15, 2017, the entire Buffalo Seminary student body and faculty celebrated the school's 101-year-old Hornet/Jacket Day tradition with festivities stretching down Elmwood Avenue, and finally to the school's own Larkin Field on Lincoln Parkway. The strong smell of shaving cream, the returning...

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