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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at SEM

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at SEM

Chelsea Anderson, Contributor

October 21, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Cancer. For most of the population that can be a terrifying and devastating word. Even more terrifying than the word, is its effect on people. How can a six-letter, two-syllable word change millions of lives forever? October marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a campaign which serves as a...

Miller-Maines Madness

Miller-Maines Madness

Chelsea Anderson, Contributor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Student Life

The 2017-2018 school year at Buffalo Seminary commenced with a historic bang. Three generations of the Miller/Maines women simultaneously occupy important spaces within the SEM community! Mrs. Nancy Miller, Ms. Carey Miller—daughter of Nancy, and Eva and Auguste Maines (twin daughters of Carey) literally capture the meaning of family at SEM. Mrs. Miller, who works as the Institution's Gifts Record and Da...

Hawk Walk is Oct. 21

Hawk Walk is Oct. 21

Julianna Scaccia, Contributor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Student Life

SEM's annual Hawk Walk is on its way! This year on Saturday, October 21. "It's nice to see our community come together to raise money," said Aileen Cotter '18 about previous Hawk Walks. Student body government president Maddy Cherr '18 and senior Rose McDonnell are in charge of the walk this year with...

Lots of Fun at the Freshman BBQ

Lots of Fun at the Freshman BBQ

Priya Bommaraju, Contributor

September 7, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Monday, August 7, Red Key students, faculty members, and fall sports coaches welcomed the Class of 2021 and their families at the annual Freshman BBQ at SEM. In prior years the event has been held at Larkin Field, but threatening rain moved the gathering to the school building. Red Key and facult...

Write for the Buffalo News

June 19, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Interested in a journalism career? Want to be published? You can be a correspondent for NeXt, the weekly The Buffalo News section written for students, by students. Students who are selected to be correspondents work with a professional editor to conceptualize, develop, report and write stories ...

As American as… SMORES

As American as… SMORES

May 23, 2017


Filed under Residential Life, Student Life

Saturday night Smores party in the Magavern-Sutton Courtyard with Ms. Stothart. A campfire tradition creates new followers. ...

SEM Set to Compete at the Buffalo Science Museum Maker Faire

SEM Set to Compete at the Buffalo Science Museum Maker Faire

May 15, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Saturday, May 20 SEM students will have their chance to show their projects to the world and be judged among peers at the annual Maker Faire. Emma Hammel, Maggie McCullogh, Jacqueline Stephenson, Alexandra Galbraith, Sarah Hamdan, Alicia Land and Claire Vlachos will compete in  engineering, Make It, a...

SEM Students Use Their Spanish Language Skills in Mexico

SEM Students Use Their Spanish Language Skills in Mexico

Madelynn Leary, Contributor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

Saturday March 18, 2017 seven SEM students had the opportunity to travel to Cholula, Puebla, Mexico organized and led by SEM Spanish teachers Paula Acosta and Gabriela Lyons, on an eleven-day cultural immersion and community service program held by Enlaces Comunitarios Internacionales, A.C. This organization ...

Ping Pong and Chess Updates

Ping Pong and Chess Updates

Aerin Wagner, Contributor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Sports, Student Life

SEM’s Ping Pong club began for this year by Betty Kwon ‘18, and they have been actively competing in different tournaments.  The club was very popular throughout the school, and had thirty members sign up, in addition to the President and Vice President. On March 18, they went to the MatchPoint TTC Spring ...

Junior Trip to Montreal

Junior Trip to Montreal

Maggie McHale, Contributor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Student Life

April 6, seven SEM junior French students, along with Mme. Fisher and Ms. Lyons, piled into the red bus to brace the lengthy (to say the least) ride to Montreal. After about seven hours, skyscrapers began to appear on the horizon past the highway, and everyone eagerly checked their Snapchat to see t...

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


Filed under Features, Student Life

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...

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