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State of Service at SEM

State of Service at SEM
June 4, 2018

Adapted from Kyle Hopkins's Community Service Awards address in Morning Meeting on May 30. The state of Community Service @ SEM is good! And, there were a lot of new things happening! This...

We Liked It, and Put a Ring on It!

We Liked It, and Put a Ring on It!
May 21, 2018

Class rings are one of the most traditional and iconic aspects of someone's high school experience. Whether it's Danny giving his ring to Sandy in Grease or SEM juniors giving each other rings there...

Who Done It? SEM Freshmen Know

Who Done It? SEM Freshmen Know
May 7, 2018

Friday, May 4, the Class of 2021 hosted the first ever murder mystery party at SEM. Eva Maines, along with the help of her class officers, wanted to do something nice for their class as the year...

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

When in Pittsburgh... And You're Not on a College Tour
April 23, 2018

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,...

Licensed to be Independent

Licensed to be Independent
Driver's Ed at SEM is a Rite of Passage
April 9, 2018

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...

Babel Book Babble Sparks Spirited Discussions of Nguyen’s “The Refugees”

Babel Book Babble Sparks Spirited Discussions of Nguyen's
April 9, 2018

One of the rites of this spring in Buffalo is to meet Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen when he reads from his short story collection The Refugees at Just Buffalo Literary Center's BABEL series...

Student-Organized Protest for the National School Walkout

Student-Organized Protest for the National School Walkout
March 19, 2018

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...

First Song by Caroline Smith Is Only the Beginning

February 5, 2018

Caroline Smith '18 started writing songs in her sophomore year at SEM. She recently released her first song, Memories, produced by St. Joe's senior Jack Ohle. The song is part of her demotape for college...

Surprise Student Breakfast

Surprise Student Breakfast
February 5, 2018

  Last Wednesday, SEM students enjoyed the fruits of a successful fundraiser for the SEM annual fund.  Chef Alex treated them to muffins, pastries, yogurt, and yes,  fruit. Before the...

Buffalo News Stories by SEM Students

January 22, 2018

The SEM Weekly publishes the work of the journalism class and other interested student contributors. Some of them also contribute to NeXt, a section written by teenagers that runs once a week in the Buffalo...

How Bazaar!

How Bazaar!
December 18, 2017

December 9, 2017 SEM's Holiday Bazaar took place. Bazaar, an annual festivity, allows both local and SEM student vendors to sell small items that are perfect for seasonal gifts. Bazaar supports local...

Snowball: Did the Playlist Ice it?

Snowball: Did the Playlist Ice it?
December 12, 2017

Snowball, formerly known as date dance, took place in Buffalo Seminary's chapel on Saturday, December 2, from 7 to 10 pm.  Since then it has been the talk of the school. While many students raved about...

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