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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.

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.

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 ...

Senior Retreat to Sky High at Holiday Valley

Senior Retreat to Sky High at Holiday Valley

Chris Wu, Student Writer

October 16, 2016


Filed under Student Life

The seniors took their unforgettable class trip to Sky High at Holiday Valley on October 6. After a pizza dinner, students had 15 minutes to put away their stuff and then everyone was gathered in the lobby for class activities. It began with a game to test the student's unity. We were given a long branch ...

Hornet-Jacket Day 2016

Hornet-Jacket Day 2016

Sara Caywood, Studnet Life Reporter/ Editor

October 10, 2016


Filed under Features, Student Life

For a tradition over 100 years old, the cries of SEM Hornets and Jackets still ring throughout the city. Since 1916 this unique day has represented the pride, competition and togetherness that SEM was founded upon. Hornet-Jacket day September 30, 2016 was no different. Thursday night the freshmen...

An Outsider’s Look at Rosh Hashanah

An Outsider’s Look at Rosh Hashanah

Aerin Wagner, Writer/Editor

October 10, 2016


Filed under Features, Opinion, Student Life

Monday, October 3, I woke up thinking that I would spend the day getting back on track after absent days last week, so one could only imagine my surprise when I got to school and realized that we had the day off to celebrate Rosh Hashanah - the beginning of the Jewish New Year. At first, I did what...

If I Knew Then What I Know Now

LucyMarie Gaulin, Writer/Editor

October 2, 2016


Filed under Features, Opinion, Student Life

Dear Class of 2020, Congratulations! You are now a member of the SEM student body! As you finish your first month of high school, the classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019 would like to give you advice for the rest of your high school career. Here are 15 pieces of advice from 15 SEM girls: Your grades ...

Successful Sit-Down Dinner with Oktoberfest Theme

Successful Sit-Down Dinner with Oktoberfest Theme

Mikang Kim

September 25, 2016


Filed under Student Life

Wednesday, September 22, SEM had its first sit-down dinner of the year, inviting faculty, staff, residential students and day students. In all, 64 people came and the food was great. Chef Alex and the kitchen staff prepared garlic bread, reibeplätzchen (potato pancakes), cooked brussels sprouts...

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