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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....

You Wear It Well

You Wear It Well

Emma Brentjens, Contributor

January 30, 2017


Filed under Student Life

A name on the most basic level is a term one is assigned or chooses for the purpose of identification.  It not only identifies a person, but also links that person to a family, culture, religion, or era.  A name is an integral part of one's personality.  Humans attach them to faces to remember people...

Dress Code VS. Dress Code

Dress Code VS. Dress Code

Brook Sillart, Student Writer

January 30, 2017


Filed under Student Life

At the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year SEM students and faculty created a committee to revamp the dress code and clear up any confusions with the rules. Monday January 23 the new rules were put into place.  There are now clearer guidelines to follow that still let students have the ability...

Women’s March in Buffalo

Women’s March in Buffalo

Abby Collins '18, Contributor

January 29, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

January 21, 2017 was a historical day.  It marked the first full day of Donald J. Trump's presidency which is a story in itself, but it also was the epic Women's March. In Washington, D.C. the Woman's March had the largest turnouts in the nation. There were three times the attendees in  D.C. compared...

More Than What Meets the Eye

More Than What Meets the Eye

Emma Brentjens, Contributor

January 23, 2017


Filed under Diversity and Inclusion, Residential Life

It was September 1, 2015.  The new residential students in Lipke house sat in nervous silence.  "Go around and say your name, grade, and where you're from."  Slowly we went down the line: Germany, U.S., China, Germany, Korea, U.S. and U.S.   We were a small but diverse group.  Soon after that ...

Senior Presentation Advice Column

Tessa Pszonak, Contributor

January 23, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Advice for the Underclassmen: “Tell a story that means something to you. Don’t be afraid to let your personality come out in your presentation. You’re presenting to a room full of supportive people who want to hear something about you that they wouldn’t know otherwise. By the end, you won’...

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