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Cross Country Speeding Through the 2018 Season

Cross Country Speeding Through the 2018 Season

Steve Mikos, Cross Country Coach

October 1, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

SEM Varsity picked-up its first win of the season versus Cardinal O'Hara in League Meet # 1 (the East Aurora Invitational) on Sept. 22. What a race. With the temperature near 75 degrees and the humidity near 100% our SEM girls were excellent again. We faced Mt. St. Mary Academy and Cardinal ...

Exciting Beginning for 2018-2019 Res Life

Exciting Beginning for 2018-2019 Res Life

Jocelyn Yang, Contributor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Residential Life, Showcase

The SEM residential program drove headlong into a new year with excitement and new faces this September. Leading up a kick-off campfire party in the Magavern-Sutton Courtyard, a total of 17 new students and 18 returning students within eight different countries get on board to begin their residential...

Faculty News Fall 2018

Faculty News Fall 2018

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Showcase

SEM opens this fall with optimism and excitement about what the new year holds. SEM graduates Molly O'Connor Greene '98, Ann Goldman More '79, and Laura Munson '79 are thrilled to be joined by alumna Julianna Glauser Jordan '05 on the faculty and staff at SEM this school year. Julianna ...

Naima Pearce ’05, SEM Commencement Speaker is a Producer for Meet the Press Daily with Chuck Todd

Naima Pearce ’05, SEM Commencement Speaker is a Producer for Meet the Press Daily with Chuck Todd

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

June 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Naima Pearce '05 will give the keynote address at SEM's 167th commencement on June 12. Naima is a producer for Meet the Press Daily with Chuck Todd. After graduating from Buffalo Seminary, she received an English degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Communication degree from the Annenberg Scho...

Great Season for SEM Lacrosse

Great Season for SEM Lacrosse

Grace Heidinger, Contributor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Spring was slow to arrive and so spring sports got off to a slow start with cancellations due to the cold weather but as the Varsity Lacrosse team reaches the halfway point of their season, they hold a 5-2 record in the Monsignor Martin League. The team is set to finish the remaining games on th...

When in Pittsburgh… And You’re Not on a College Tour

When in Pittsburgh… And You’re Not on a College Tour

Grace Heidinger, Contributor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, also known as "The Steel City" and more recently "The City of Champions" is filled with everything from unique neighborhoods to tasty restaurants. As for the geographic aspect, three rivers flow through the city: the Ohio, the Alleghany, and the Monongahela. Where there are...

First Exchange to Lille, France Was Only the Beginning

First Exchange to Lille, France Was Only the Beginning

Mary Leslie, Contributor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

March 24, students embarked on the first ever SEM exchange to Lille, France.  Although the trip began with a slight change in plans fpr the eight students and their chaperones due to a strike at Air France, the girls could not wait to see their French correspondents after hosting them in Buffalo three...

Licensed to be Independent

Licensed to be Independent

Tess Rine, Contributor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

High school is filled with milestones: college acceptances prom and graduation, to name a few. The biggest milestone currently underway for many SEM students is learning to drive. To be licensed is to be independent. Many SEM seniors enjoy the wind in their hair during free periods but how did they...

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing Plays to Full Houses

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing Plays to Full Houses

Grace Heidinger, Contributor

March 19, 2018


Filed under A&E, Showcase

Buffalo Seminary Theatre presented the 2018 spring play, This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing this past weekend. After a month of hard work and dedication, the cast and crew put on four successful shows. This production was different from previous history-based plays - this one...

Student-Organized Protest for the National School Walkout

Student-Organized Protest for the National School Walkout

Tess Rine, Contributor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

On January 14, 2018 Nikolas Jacob Cruz, age 19, attacked Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Flordia with a AR-15 style semi-automatic weapon. In the end,  17 people were dead at the hands of a mentally-ill former student with a gun. Unimpeachable facts. America is once again left in...

Grace Heidinger ’18 NYSPHSAA Honorable Mention Scholar-Athlete

Grace Heidinger ’18 NYSPHSAA Honorable Mention Scholar-Athlete

March 19, 2018


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Grace Heidinger received Honorable Mention as Scholar-Athlete for Section VI of the  New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA). "The athletic department nominated Grace for excellence in academics and her dedication and leadership on the bowling team," said Kacie Mills, assistan...

Sarah Hamdan ’18 Wins Regional Shakespeare Competition

Sarah Hamdan ’18 Wins Regional Shakespeare Competition

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase

On Saturday, February 24, senior Sarah Hamden took the stage in SEM's chapel. Reciting Sonnet 23, As an unperfect actor on the stage, and arguably the most famous Shakespeare monologue of all time, Hamlet's To be, or not to be, she won the 2018 Niagara Frontier Shakespeare Competition. Sar...

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