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Donate Life Team Urges a Conversation About Organ Donation

Lauren Pollina, Contributor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Dear Parents, Throughout this week your daughter has been listening to speakers and students about the positive impacts of organ donation. SEM's Donate Life Team asks that you start a family conversation about becoming (or not becoming) an organ donor. When someone passes away, it is often left...

A Senior’s Impassioned Plea for Underclassmen to Energize

Aerin Wagner, Contributor
April 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Dear Rising Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: Please do not be the generation that kills the community at SEM. My past four years have been built on the strong sense of community that SEM values and prides itself on.  Being an incoming freshman and not knowing anyone can be terrifying,...

My Two Steps For Your One

My Two Steps For Your One

Tessa Pszonak, Contributor
April 10, 2017
Filed under Diversity and Inclusion, Opinion

Hugging is also hard to do as a little person.

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NYT Student Editorial Contest

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor
March 6, 2017
Filed under Opinion

SEM, The New York Times is holding its 4th annual Student Editorial Contest. SEM girls have opinions... Write them by April 4, 2017! From the NYT: Is Social Media Making Us More Narcissistic? • Do Teachers Assign Too Much Homework? • Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered? Every day during the school y...

Jewish Students React to JCC Bomb Threats

Jewish Students React to JCC Bomb Threats

Abby Collins, Contributor
March 6, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Since Donald Trump has become president in January multiple bomb threats have surfaced that targeted the Jewish population and JCC's. Threats have been made in 10 cities, recently Buffalo was added to the list of cities where the public has been frightened by bomb scares. JCC stands for Jewish Community...

TBT to Childhood Trends

TBT to Childhood Trends

Brook Sillart, Student Writer
March 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Student Life, Uncategorized

Flashback to middle school. It turns out that what we thought was cool was awkward.  Picture yourself rocking your side ponytail and topping it off with sequined headband with clips all over. These trends were mostly followed by girls but there were some trends that boys followed like Club Penguin,...

Black History Month Icons

Black History Month Icons

Emily Marie Jimenez, Illustrator
February 27, 2017
Filed under Opinion

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Is Single Sex Education Still Useful? The New York Times Wants to Know

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor
February 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Students 13 and older are invited to comment on the NYT Learning Network blog. #GOSEM! Are all-boys or all-girls schools still useful? What are their benefits? With the emergence of new ideas about the fluidity of gender identity, do they even still make sense? For example, what happens if a trans...

The Secret of the Red-Tailed Hawk

The Secret of the Red-Tailed Hawk

Lauren Pollina, Contributor
February 6, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Sports

SEM has 166 years of history and tradition. Some of it is quite mysterious - leaving students wondering, why things are the way they are? There is always a purpose behind every change that happens within the white bricks of SEM. This reporter researched our mascot. Why did SEM transition from being...

2017 Letter from Head of School

January 16, 2017
Filed under News, Opinion

The SEM community, built upon trust and respect, demands more of us. We need to push this concept beyond an individual pursuit of finding self.

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Capstone Launches in the Junior Class

Abby Collins, Contributor
December 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The second trimester has begun.  This means that the Capstone course launched for SEM's junior students.  Capstone requires that students set aside time to focus on their future goals or career ideas and research a topic of their choice and create a project on that topic. According to Ms. Cait...

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