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Takeaways from the Play: The SEM Theatre Community

By Maisy F. Every fall and spring, Buffalo Seminary Theatre puts on a production for everyone to come and see. This fall, they put on the play The Illustrated Bradbury by Ray Bradbury; but what the audience didn’t see was the weeks of work and dedication the cast and crew had to put on this…

Larkinville: A Breeding Ground for Business

By Mary G. Over the last 20 years, the Larkin Development Group has been transforming Buffalo’s historic district into Larkinville. Its goal is to “have the complete neighborhood, where it’s living spaces, working space, retail space,” Harry Zemsky, owner of Hydraulic Hearth. Harry Zemsky overlooks his restaurant and bar, along with his next-door neighbor the…

Where’s the Coffee? Understanding the effect of Starbucks’ union efforts

By Fiona M. Disclaimer: This is a student narrative about the alleged personal experiences of students and Starbucks employees. This story does not hold any legal validity or representation of the Starbucks Union, Starbucks company, or any persons involved.  Strawberry Acai Refresher, Chai Tea Latte, Iced Caramel Macchiato upside down, Caramel Frappuccino, Iced Green Tea…

Disco’s Not Dead! It’s Right Here at SEM

By Katherine F. On Friday Nov 4, students at Buffalo Seminary and their guests were invited to dance the night away at “Boogie Wonderland,” an entirely student-led dance held in the school gym and Atrium. As one may have guessed, the theme was disco, so many students came donned in their finest sequins and sparkles…

Science Behind: Fall Leaves

By Faith W. You step outside and take a deep breath. You can smell it. Fall. You take a look around at nature’s color palette and begin to wonder what causes the shift from green to vibrant, warm-colored leaves. It just so happens that science has an explanation! Chlorophyll is the green pigment found in…

From journalism to education: Introducing Ms. Zhao

By Grace D. “I get fulfillment from helping people, this is my personality, some people feel happiness when they achieve goals but I feel extremely happy when I can help others,” Ms. Jie Zhao, the new Mandarin teacher here at SEM said. During our interview, she talked about how passionate she is about teaching and…

Dr. Harts: Inspiring others through music

By Yusra A. “[With] teaching voice and teaching different instruments, the main thing is to bring over the excitement and the passion for the playing or the singing and bring it to whoever it is I’m teaching,” says Dr. Madeline Harts, SEM’s new music teacher. Her strong passion for music makes her perfect for the…

Getting to Know Señora Rivera

By Sasha W. “You are all very motivated here, that is important. That you want to learn and you are curious and that you are here because you want to be here, not because you have to.” This is what Señora Liza Rivera, a new Spanish teacher at SEM, told me in an interview. She…

Faces on the Facade

By Faith W. There you are, walking into the school building that you walk in every day. Maybe you’re rushing in to make it to advisory before the bell rings. Maybe you’re zombie-walking, half in a sleep-deprived trance. Maybe you’re off in another world thinking about how rare the nice weather is. Have you ever…

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