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On the Eve of our Midterm Election

On the Eve of our Midterm Election

Helen L. Marlette, Head of School November 6, 2018

November 5, 2018 On the eve of our midterm elections and in the aftermath of too many alarming acts of violence, I write to encourage the entire SEM community to resist the temptation to lose hope...

We’re in this Together

Fall 2018-19 Letter from the Head of School
Helen L. Marlette, Head of School September 10, 2018

Welcome to the 2018/19 school year. Each year at this time I articulate my goals and general themes for the coming year and this year is no different - except this year, there is a little more. For...

SEMs Trans-ition

SEM’s Trans-ition

Exploring transgender students and identities at SEM
Katie Gibbons, Contributor May 21, 2018

If a student comes out as a gender other than female after being admitted to SEM, they should be able to continue their education here. Transgender students are well-integrated members of the SEM community;...

Message from Head of School

Message from Head of School

Helen L. Marlette, Head of School February 21, 2018

Dear SEM Community, I hope you had a good long weekend filled with family. I spent wonderful time with family but, as head of school, I also spent time thinking about school security and student safety.  Be...

Opening Day Address by SGA President

Opening Day Address by SGA President

Maddy Cherr '18
Maddy Cherr '18, School Government President September 11, 2017

Good morning, and welcome to the first day of a new school year. For those who don’t know me, my name is Maddy Cherr, and I’m your School Government Association president. I can’t help but mention...

Donate Life Team Urges a Conversation About Organ Donation

Teaching about organ donation for community service week.
Lauren Pollina, Contributor April 24, 2017

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...

A Senior’s Impassioned Plea for Underclassmen to Energize

Why has the sense of community been slowly dying off throughout the course of this year?
Aerin Wagner, Contributor April 10, 2017

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...

The Pszonak family, 2016.

My Two Steps For Your One

Life as a 3'9 adult
Tessa Pszonak, Contributor April 10, 2017
Hugging is also hard to do as a little person.

NYT Student Editorial Contest

Due April 4, 2017
Erin Kelly, Managing Editor March 6, 2017

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? •...

Jewish Students React to JCC Bomb Threats

Jewish Students React to JCC Bomb Threats

Threats Shock Buffalo Community
Abby Collins, Contributor March 6, 2017

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...

Throwback to old trends. Photo from Spotify.

TBT to Childhood Trends

Throwback to your old childhood trends.
Brook Sillart, Student Writer March 5, 2017

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...

Black History Month Icons

Black History Month Icons

Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith
Emily Marie Jimenez, Illustrator February 27, 2017

Emily Marie Jimenez

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