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Acknowledge Arab-Americans

Sarah Hamdan '18, Contributor
December 5, 2016
Filed under Diversity and Inclusion, Opinion

For many years, the Arab-American community has been expected to document themselves as “white” for race/ethnicity on any and all legal documents and for census bureaus is inaccurate. With no selection for people of Middle Eastern heritage, America casts us aside and denies us acknowledgement. A “white”...

The Epidemic That Has America In Its Control

The Epidemic That Has America In Its Control

Elisa Yi, Contributor
November 20, 2016
Filed under Diversity and Inclusion, Opinion

At the 2013 American Music Awards, Katy Perry made quite the grand entrance on stage to perform her hit single, "Unconditionally." The stage was set to look like an Asian garden with bonsai trees, Asian-style fountains, and a bright red arch, recognizable in Chinese architecture. Perry and her b...

World’s Largest Business Competition Makes an Impact on SEM Girls

World’s Largest Business Competition Makes an Impact on SEM Girls

LucyMarie Gaulin, Student Writer/Editor
November 13, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Ever hear of 43 North? If you haven't don't worry, a lot of people haven't either. That was until October 27, when the Urban Studies Class headed to Shea's Preforming Arts Center. Urban Studies consists of 15 girls, and Ms. Kemmis, the teacher. The class has traveled all over Buffalo, from City Hall...

Locked In!

Locked In!

LucyMarie Gaulin, Student Writer/Editor
November 6, 2016
Filed under Features, Opinion

"Gunman Massacres 20 children at School," a New York Times headline read on December 14th, 2012. The Sandy Hook shooting would become a tragedy that would mark an important part in America's history and arguably an event that made schools all over the world realize the importance of having a set plan...

Cell Phone Usage is Off the Hook

Natalie Stothart, Assistant Head of School - Community Life
October 14, 2016
Filed under News, Opinion, School Administration

Cell phones connect us to people from all over the world, but they disconnect us from the people sitting right next to us.

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An Outsider’s Look at Rosh Hashanah

An Outsider’s Look at Rosh Hashanah

Aerin Wagner, Writer/Editor
October 10, 2016
Filed under Features, Opinion, Student Life

Monday, October 3, I woke up thinking that I would spend the day getting back on track after absent days last week, so one could only imagine my surprise when I got to school and realized that we had the day off to celebrate Rosh Hashanah - the beginning of the Jewish New Year. At first, I did what...

Why SEM Needs Blue Stockings

Why SEM Needs Blue Stockings

Jesse Sloier, Student Writer and Editor
October 10, 2016
Filed under A&E, Features, News, Opinion

...our particular area of Elmwood was once called the "blue stocking district."

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If I Knew Then What I Know Now

LucyMarie Gaulin, Writer/Editor
October 2, 2016
Filed under Features, Opinion, Student Life

Dear Class of 2020, Congratulations! You are now a member of the SEM student body! As you finish your first month of high school, the classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019 would like to give you advice for the rest of your high school career. Here are 15 pieces of advice from 15 SEM girls: Your grades ...

Cinco de Mayo = Mexico’s Independence Day? Not True

Mikang Kim, Contributor
September 25, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Cultural knowledge like when the real Independence Day is can lead to better connections

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SEM’s Favorite Local Bites

SEM’s Favorite Local Bites

Leah Kramer, Contributor
September 24, 2016
Filed under A&E, Features, Opinion

Buffalo Seminary is lucky enough to be located in what is considered to be one of the best neighborhoods in all of Buffalo: Elmwood Village. In addition to the multitude of quirky stores lining the street corners, Elmwood Village offers a vast array of food options. If you're craving some filling and deli...

Draw for Change – NYT Editorial Cartoon Contest

September 22, 2016
Filed under News, Opinion, Student Life, Uncategorized

Everyone at SEM has an opinion - or two... Many of can also draw. Opinion plus art = editorial cartoon. Only have an opinion but feel weak in art skills? Find an artist friend and collaborate. Cartoons can be funny, or not. What they should be is able to make you think about something in a way you...

SEM Community Service Partner Buffalo/Niagara Riverkeeper Wins Global Prize

Elisa Yi, Contributor
September 18, 2016
Filed under Features, News, Opinion

Every year, SEM finds its way towards the Buffalo River. In the fall, SEM freshmen go canoeing on the Buffalo River for their class trip and our crew team practices on the river every fall and spring. The Buffalo River also happens to be one of the many bodies of water Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper aims...

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