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SEM Seniors Strike a Chord at GBYO Concert

SEM Seniors Strike a Chord at GBYO Concert

Emma Brentjens, Contributor
February 20, 2017
Filed under A&E, Student Life

On Sunday, February 12 seniors Dabin Han and Amber Ye participated in the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra (GBYO) concert at Slee Hall at the University at Buffalo's Amherst campus. The orchestra consists of 70 students who play a variety of string, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. "...

Sleepless in the Seminary

Morgan Baker
February 20, 2017
Filed under Features, Student Life

Freshman year at SEM is rife with new experiences. For many, the all-girls environment, Hornet-Jacket competition and dreaded critical analysis essays mark the transition from middle to high school. For Petra DeRose '20, this transition included a change in her sleep habits. "I've been staying up later...

Annual Mother/ Daughter Brunch

Annual Mother/ Daughter Brunch

Brook Sillart, Student Writer
February 20, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Every spring SEM hosts an annual Mother/Daughter Brunch - a perfect way to spend a quality time Sunday with your mom. There will be a full brunch buffet, raffle baskets, a string quartet and a Mother/Daughter photograph, which is a perfect gift for Mother’s Day. This event is organized by the Parent...

Love Delivered

Love Delivered

Abby Collins '18, Contributor
February 13, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Everybody knows that the month of February holds Valentine's Day but not many know why it is celebrated. The holiday is named after St. Valentine who was a Roman priest. He married people in secret uniting one another. Some believe that Valentine’s Day is celebrated on the 14th to commemorate the anniversary ...

The Spring Play is on its Way!

The Spring Play is on its Way!

Tessa Pszonak, Contributor
February 13, 2017
Filed under Student Life

When Susan Drozd announced the spring play at Morning Meeting on Monday, January 23 the chapel was filled with gasps and excitement. "You could feel the anticipation in the air" said Anna Brach '19. After Ms. Drozd posted the sign-up sheet students rapidly signed up at any time they could get t...

SEM Students Embrace Our Diverse Community Through Food

SEM Students Embrace Our Diverse Community Through Food

Lauren Pollina, Contributor
February 13, 2017
Filed under Diversity and Inclusion, Student Life

New smells fill the SEM air as the atrium is transformed into a colorful, reimagined space with exotic foods, activities and music. SEM students will be able to go around the world with friends, family, peers, and teachers at the International Dinner on Thursday, March 9 from 5-7.  "It's a way for...

Winter Wonders in Buffalo

Winter Wonders in Buffalo

Brook Sillart, Student Writer
February 13, 2017
Filed under Student Life

It is sometimes hard to do just any activity with snow in the way but Buffalo has all types of activities that can even be done in the snow.  You can always hit the slopes or even try a new activity like curling - all you have to do is get a group together and go. Even if snow is not your forte you...

The Rose Dance

The Rose Dance

Christina Siragusa, Contributor
February 6, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Each winter SEM hosts the annual Rose Dance, a SEM tradition,  more commonly refereed to as Father/Daughter Dance. The night is filled with dancing, talking, eating, and laughing between fathers, daughters, teachers, and is organized by the Parent Association (PA). This year's dance was Saturday,...

Advice Column: Look Fancy Fast

February 6, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Everybody's busy in the morning. Literally, everybody. Even people who wake up at 5 am may wonder what they're going to do to get ready for in a second. Everybody doesn't want to look like a hot mess right? Washing your face maybe just not enough for some people. A little bit of glam to look just a bit...

Home for the Holidays? SEM International Students Celebrate Lunar New Year

Home for the Holidays? SEM International Students Celebrate Lunar New Year

Morgan Baker, Contributor
January 30, 2017
Filed under Diversity and Inclusion, Residential Life, Student Life

During Morning Meeting on January 26, senior Mikang Kim announced to the school that the following day, many international students would be absent from classes. Why? To observe a dearly held custom: Lunar New Year. "Vietnam, Korea, China, and Tibet all celebrate Lunar New Year," explained Mikang....

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