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  • 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
  • For the past few years, many of the spring editions of this magazine have featured health-related stories. Perhaps it’s the call of the season, when I see more people venturing outside to jog and restart their diets. This edition is no different, as you’ll find stories here related to the health of bodies, minds and spirits.

    The idea that health should be considered in a holistic and integrated way isn’t new to us, both because of where we are — New Age California — and who we are. We are Ignatians who practice cura personalis and preach, through our actions, the message of care for the whole person.

    Fr. Ross Jones, S.J., the rector of St. Ignatius College Riverview in Australia, wrote in the December edition of his school’s alumni magazine that the first Jesuit to refer to cura personalis wasn’t Ignatius but Jesuit General Fr. Wladimir Ledóchowski, S.J., in 1934. Despite this relatively recent entry into the Ignatian lexicon, the term has stuck and has come to define Jesuit education…. Read more here.

First Words
  • I had the great fortune in the 1980s of studying The Divine Comedy for six weeks in Siena and Assisi thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. One key lesson I learned from that masterful trilogy is the importance of guides. Dante had three of them on his journey  — the first being Virgil, the author of The Aeneid. Recently, SI has gained new guides in our president, Fr. Eddie Reese, S.J., and the 18 men and women on the newly constituted Board of Trustees. They are leading us into the new millennium with new ventures, such as the Fr. Sauer Academy — the free middle school that will start in August on our campus — and the Compass Campaign, which will help middle class families afford to send their sons and daughters to SI. As we look to the future, we also pay attention to the past and to the recent passing of four previous guides — two former board chairs and two librarians.… Click here to read more. 

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