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St. Ignatius College Preparatory, San Francisco
  • English teacher Bill Isham on his last day teaching at SI. Read more here.

  • The varsity boys' lacrosse team was ranked fifth in the nation after winning eight straight WCAL titles. Read more here.

  • The SI Athletics Office honored all the seniors will be competing in sports next year on the college level. Read more here.

  • Water protectors flew the “Protect the Sacred” banner and a flag of the American Indian Movement while praying and singing. Photo by Theresa Martin. Read more here.

  • Ken Ryan 78, behind the scenes before the opening of the Opera’s production of Frankenstein. Ken started working at the War Memorial Opera House while still a student at Cal and has moved up the ranks to his current job as master of properties for the San Francisco Ballet. Read more here.

  • Matt Balano, the school's director of equity and inclusion, is leaving SI after helping it become a more diverse community. Read more here.

Cover Story

  • The varsity boys’ tennis team enjoyed the best season in school history this year with a 28–0 record to win the WCAL crown and, for the first time, both the CCS and NorCal titles. For 14-year veteran head coach Craig Law ’84, the team succeeded because “the boys played like a team, even though tennis is very much an individual sport.” As one testament to their team spirit, the boys realized early on that the CIF NorCal championship tournament in Folsom would happen the same day as the senior prom. “I told the four seniors on the team that if the match was delayed because of rain, they could be late for or miss their prom. I didn’t want to default them if they started the match and had to leave. I told them I would give them five minutes to decide collectively whether they wanted to stay to play the match or leave then for the prom. Even before I walked away, they said, ‘Coach, we’re all in.’”.…(Read more here.)

First Words
  • May the ghosts of my past English teachers not strike me dead for violating one of their commandments — thou shalt not write in clichés — because I’m about to do just that. Yes. The only constant is change. Try writing that truth in some new and better way. I dare you. This adage barely merits repeating, it’s so obvious, but when one works at a school, this truth stares you in the face each summer when one class leaves and another enters, with each new crop of young Ignatians striving to adopt old traditions while creating new ones. The same is true for our faculty, as new teachers come in to replace veteran educators.… Click here to read more. 

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