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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...

SEM at the Shoreline Sweep

SEM at the Shoreline Sweep

April 24, 2017


Filed under Student Life

The banks of the Buffalo River, Saturday, April 22, 2017 ...

Anna Brach ’19 National Rocketry Finalist

Anna Brach ’19 National Rocketry Finalist

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

April 18, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Congratulations to sophomore Anna Brach's co-ed rocketry club from East Aurora which has qualified for the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), the world’s largest student rocket contest. Anna's team is made up of 10 students from area schools: Buffalo Seminary, Canisius High School, Holland...

Senior Enya Cirillo Wins a National Geographic Scholarship

Senior Enya Cirillo Wins a National Geographic Scholarship

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

April 17, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Enya Cirillo's brand new passport will get its first stamps this summer when she travels to France and Switzerland on a highly sought-after National Geographic photography student expedition scholarship. Enya will have two-and-a-half weeks to soak-up Europe and learn from a professional photographer befo...

My Two Steps For Your One

My Two Steps For Your One

Tessa Pszonak, Contributor

April 10, 2017


Filed under Diversity and Inclusion, Opinion

Hugging is also hard to do as a little person.

Rallying at the JCC

Rallying at the JCC

March 6, 2017


Filed under Diversity and Inclusion

  To read the Buffalo News coverage of the solidarity event  at the JCC on Sunday, March 5, click here....

Farewell to the French Students

Scott An '18, Contributor

March 6, 2017


Filed under Diversity and Inclusion, Student Life

Two months have passed since January, 2017 when seven French exchange students arrived at SEM. To me, having the French students as roommates was going to be a problem. I didn't know who they were nor was I really expecting anything of them. Time flies and now I'm already in a minimal stage of sa...

TBT to Childhood Trends

TBT to Childhood Trends

Brook Sillart, Student Writer

March 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Student Life, Uncategorized

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 were mostly followed by girls but there were some trends that boys followed like Club Penguin,...

Boston To Salem With The Seniors

Boston To Salem With The Seniors

Christina Siragusa, Contributor

March 5, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Every year the senior class takes a trip to recognize the fact that this is the last year at SEM. After sorting through the cities our class decided to go to Boston Massachusetts. The senior class leaves Friday, March 10 and will return on Sunday, March 12. In order to have a three day trip the seniors...

SEM Shark Tank

SEM Shark Tank

March 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

SEM students and faculty disguised themselves as Shark Tank's reality TV investors, Mr. Wonderful and Mark Cuban, in the chapel this past Wednesday while SEM entrepreneurs pitched their app ideas to the SEM community. (The investors in the television show Shark Tank are pitched ideas from entrepreneu...

SEM in Bloom: Spring in the Magavern-Sutton Courtyard

SEM in Bloom: Spring in the Magavern-Sutton Courtyard

Morgan Baker, Contributor

March 5, 2017


Filed under Student Life

After a chilly winter, spring is on its way! This spring will be SEM's first with the new Magavern-Sutton Courtyard. What changes are in store for SEM's new pleasant pasture green? "I think that's a surprise for all of us," said Kris Kemmis, SEM's director of special projects, responsible for the...

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