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SEM’s Writers Spill All

SEM’s Writers Spill All

Leah Kramer, Contributor
November 27, 2016
Filed under Student Life

A circular desk. Scattered pens and paper. Laptops are open and Buffalo Seminary high school students furiously tap away at their computers. Are they doing this for a grade? No. They are doing this out of their own free will. They are participating in NaNoWriMo, an initiative to inspire people all...

The Epidemic That Has America In Its Control

The Epidemic That Has America In Its Control

Elisa Yi, Contributor
November 20, 2016
Filed under Diversity and Inclusion, Opinion

At the 2013 American Music Awards, Katy Perry made quite the grand entrance on stage to perform her hit single, "Unconditionally." The stage was set to look like an Asian garden with bonsai trees, Asian-style fountains, and a bright red arch, recognizable in Chinese architecture. Perry and her b...

The Class of 2017 – Dominating or Demonstrating?

The Class of 2017 – Dominating or Demonstrating?

Becca Thomas, Student Writer and Editor
November 20, 2016
Filed under Student Life

The Class of 2017 is tied for the biggest on record (the other was the Class of 2015). The 66 girls are all different and as a result a senior is almost everywhere you look. In each club, event or SEM sister gathering a group of seniors make an appearance. Every sport and artistic team is made up of senior...

How to Eat Cheap on Elmwood

How to Eat Cheap on Elmwood

Aerin Wagner
November 6, 2016
Filed under A&E, Student Life

With after school activities like theater and sports, sometimes students find themselves running to grab a quick coffee or dinner on Elmwood.  Leah Kramer recently wrote an article detailing the best places to go to, and it is easy to spend a fortune anywhere on Elmwood.  Think about it, a $5 S...

Hornet/Jacket Through The Years

Hornet/Jacket Through The Years

Sara Caywood, Writer
October 30, 2016
Filed under Features, Student Life

Combine the intensity of the New York Yankees - Boston Red Sox rivalry with the mystifying competition of the houses in Harry Potter. Add the hometown pride of representing the Buffalo Bills or Buffalo Sabres in a home game. Mix in some of those high school spirit memories, toss in a few embarrassing...

November is National Novel Writing Month

Jessica Silverstein, Contributor
October 30, 2016
Filed under A&E, Student Life

 NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is an international writing challenge.  SEM has participated for the last three years and each year we have had student writers meet and exceed their word count goals.  Participants in the Young Writers' Project may set their own word count goals, a...

One Babel Story Told, Three More To Go

Becca Thomas, Student Writer and Editor
October 24, 2016
Filed under A&E, Student Life

What you want to get to is self-curiosity.

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Caution: Halloween at SEM Full of Support, Not Scares

Caution: Halloween at SEM Full of Support, Not Scares

Leah Kramer, Writer
October 23, 2016
Filed under Features, Student Life

Newcomer or a three-year veteran, the Halloween skits bring out excitement and a sense of community.

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Growing Up in One Moment

Growing Up in One Moment

Danyun Wu, Student Writer
October 23, 2016
Filed under Student Life

"I cannot stay in the United States anymore." That was my first feeling after hearing the news about the closing of my high school. On February 26, 2016, a Friday afternoon, Immaculata Academy parents received an email announcing that the school was going to close at the end of the year due to...

Pick a Pumpkin

Pick a Pumpkin

Mikang Kim
October 23, 2016
Filed under Residential Life, Student Life

Last Saturday, October 15, SEM had a weekend activity of pumpkin picking. The outdoors club also took part. Since there were more girls than usual, they took both white and red buses for this trip to The Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence, NY. Students found a lot of pumpkins lined up in rows. Students ...

Spooky Chess Tournament at SEM

Mikang Kim
October 23, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Saturday, October 22, the SEM chess team hosted a early Halloween tournament at school. There were more participants than at the Hispanic Month Tournament the team last played in. The tournament started at 1o AM and ended at 2 PM. Among more than 20 participants, Sarah Hamdan came in 14th place,...

IT’S SPIRIT WEEK

IT’S SPIRIT WEEK

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor
October 23, 2016
Filed under News, Student Life

Hornet/Jacket Board Chair Grace Gallagher had this Spirit Week's theme, salad dressing, planned since the summer. "I wanted to do something that would be well liked throughout the students, and something that was different - that we haven't done in the past," she said. The next SEM Spirit Week is ...

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