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CELEBRATE SEMday – Monday, May 1

CELEBRATE SEMday – Monday, May 1

May 1, 2017

  Please consider a gift to SEM in celebration of the remarkable opportunities SEM offered you, or someone you know. GIVE NOW Post a photo on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using #GOSEM or #GOSEMDAY THANK YOU! ...

What It’s Really Like to Apply to Art School

What It’s Really Like to Apply to Art School

Aerin Wagner, Contributor

April 24, 2017

It is no easier applying to art school than it is a regular college, considering the extra supplementals, even though there is a longer timeline. The college application is difficult and stressful but applications to art school ask for even more supplementals.  Most schools require the student to...

Art Talk With Pamela M. Henrich ’62

Art Talk With Pamela M. Henrich ’62

Jocelyn Yang, Contributor

April 17, 2017

Pamela Mitchell Henrich '62, who proudly is the first and fiftieth Colby-Oishei artist, brought a visual feast to Buffalo Seminary on April 7, 2017. In a brief art talk with Mrs. Henrich, numerous memories about SEM were recalled and she was not able to hold back her excitement. "I was in tear...

The Triple Threat

The Triple Threat

Emily Marie Jimenez & Aerin Wagner, Contributors

April 10, 2017

Ms. Drozd’s least favorite class was...drama class!

SEM Shark Tank

SEM Shark Tank

March 5, 2017

SEM students and faculty disguised themselves as Shark Tank's reality TV investors, Mr. Wonderful and Mark Cuban, in the chapel this past Wednesday while SEM entrepreneurs pitched their app ideas to the SEM community. (The investors in the television show Shark Tank are pitched ideas from entrepreneu...

Is Your Name a Fad?

Is Your Name a Fad?

Emma Brentjens, Contributor

February 27, 2017

The phenomenon of how names change over time has become more apparent with the advent of new cultural influences... And lately many news organizations have been covering the topic of baby names. More and more people are realizing that classic names like Noah and Amy may be going out of style. Name...

Sleepless in the Seminary

Morgan Baker

February 20, 2017

Freshman year at SEM is rife with new experiences. For many, the all-girls environment, Hornet-Jacket competition and dreaded critical analysis essays mark the transition from middle to high school. For Petra DeRose '20, this transition included a change in her sleep habits. "I've been staying up later...

Mysteries of the Atrium

Mysteries of the Atrium

Emily Marie Jimenez, Contributor

January 30, 2017

Imagine crowded spaces divided between the stereotypical high school groups: the jocks, the nerds, the theater kids, and last but not least, (cue dramatic camera pan-over) the Popular Ones. Rowdy teenagers laugh over some gossip that is spreading like wildfire across the tables. Others try to study for...

SEM Goes to Quebec City

SEM Goes to Quebec City

Christina Siragusa, Contributor

January 30, 2017

Over the recent Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, a group of SEM students and teachers traveled across the border to Quebec City in Quebec, Canada. The group traveled with a group of St. Joe's students, a local Catholic all-boys high school in Kenmore. The two schools got together and took a large travel bus across the b...

Sutton Sustains SEM’s Secrets

Sutton Sustains SEM’s Secrets

Lauren Pollina, Student Life Reporter

January 24, 2017

The second bell rings at 7:55 a.m. The entire student body and faculty take their seats for one of Buffalo Seminary’s more well known traditions - morning meeting. Conversations about homework and current events bounce off the white walls and red curtains as the SGA president silences the room with...

New Year’s Resolutions: Fruitful or Futile?

New Year’s Resolutions: Fruitful or Futile?

Emma Brentjens

January 16, 2017

This is it.  This is the year, your year: 2017.  This year you will get organized, start exercising regularly, study every night, travel, take up a new hobby, the opportunities are endless!  Last year may not have worked out the way you planned.  But this year things will be different, right? For many, t...

Annual Hanging of the Greens

Annual Hanging of the Greens

Brook Sillart, Student Writer

December 12, 2016

T’was the days before Christmas and all through the school—girls prepare to decorate and spread holiday cheer.  Hanging of the Greens is a tradition at SEM. It happens every year.  Everyone goes and decorates the school and get it ready for the upcoming holiday season.  This year there was m...

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