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Latest Scoop on Buffalo Sweets

Latest Scoop on Buffalo Sweets

Brook Sillart, Student Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Student Life

I scream. You scream. We all scream... Ice cream! As we get closer to spring more and more ice cream shops are open. Here are some sweet shops to visit this upcoming summer because...who doesn't love a cold cone on a hot day. At all these places there is the option of soft serve, custard, or hard...

Sleepless in the Seminary, Part 2

Morgan Baker '17, Contributor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Student Life

This article is a continuation of the February 20, 2017 article Sleepless in the Seminary. It is an indisputable fact that sleep is essential to a healthy, productive lifestyle. As such, the way we sleep changes the way SEM students interact with the community. "I know that when I have a lot of slee...

Student Surprises on SEM’s Open Day

Student Surprises on SEM’s Open Day

Abby Collins, Contributor

February 20, 2017


Filed under Residential Life, Student Life

Open days are built in to the trimester schedule at SEM but this Friday was one to remember. The students were told that Feb. 17 was an open day but not given a reason why. Many students chose not to attend because of the uncertainty that surrounded the day and to also get a head start on their long...

The Three Music-teers Conquer ECMEA Auditions

The Three Music-teers Conquer ECMEA Auditions

Tessa Pszonak, Contributor

February 20, 2017


Filed under A&E, Student Life

Violinists Tara Porter  and Dabin Han and oboist Angela Shi are on their way to the Erie County Senior High Orchestra March 25-26 at the University at Buffalo. The Senior High Orchestra is a program that only the top high school musicians of Erie County get into. Before the girls were welcomed into...

Mock Trial Goes to Regional Quarter-Finals

Mock Trial Goes to Regional Quarter-Finals

Clare von Simson, Contributor

February 20, 2017


Filed under Student Life

SEM's mock trial team will move on to the regional playoffs at Buffalo City Court on Saturday, March 4 at 9 am. The last time SEM was in the quarter-finals was 2014 said Molly Greene, the club's faculty advisor. The competition began with 23 teams from the Western New York region.  If they win their ...

Who Will Win the Cup?

Who Will Win the Cup?

Grace Gallagher, Sports Contributor

February 20, 2017


Filed under Student Life

For the past six months the Hornets and Jackets have been in an intense battle for the most prized possession in the SEM community: the Hornet/Jacket Cup. The competitions began on September 30, 2016 our beloved Hornet Jacket Day. It was full of dancing, tug-a-war and of course shaving cream. Hornet Captain Caroline Dunbar '17 chose "Bad to the Bone ". ...

GSA Keeping us Positive

GSA Keeping us Positive

Christina Siragusa, Contributor

February 20, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Through the hallways of SEM people have began to notice colorful little post it notes with different inspiring quotes or phrases on them to keep people positive through the school day for the past week. One of our clubs at SEM, the GSA, which stands for the gay-straight alliance run by seniors Emily...

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 ...

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