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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
  • People of a certain age had to undergo a poetic rite of passage in studying Keats’ famous poem “Ode on a Grecian Urn” and its powerful line: “Beauty is truth, truth beauty.” Despite critical disagreement regarding the meaning of this line, I am intrigued by the interplay and connection of these two concepts.

    Just look at the Golden Gate Bridge. Its beauty seems to come from a perfect proportion of its parts, as if each tower were a finely honed tuning fork that would ring true if given a godly flick of a finger. That bridge mixes truth and beauty to the naked eye. However, explore below the surface and you’ll discover a tangle of rebar and cables and concrete — a truth that is not so beautiful but somehow essential to the creative process.

    The stories in this section explore the interplay of these two forces, starting with Bob David ’62, who has photographed the Golden Gate Bridge since the 1970s. His images have become immortalized in famous posters, yet he has also documented the bridge’s underbelly, showcasing work to repair or strengthen this San Francisco icon…. Read more here.

First Words
  • At the end-of-the-year faculty dinner in May, my wife looked around, saw a room filled with youthful teachers and wondered what had happened to the veteran faculty who had become her friends over the years. While we still have icons such as Fr. Fran Stiegeler ’62, Charlie Dullea ’65, Jim Bjorkquist ’65, Peter Devine ’66, Katie Wolf and Mike Shaughnessy ’67 serving our students better than ever before, they are joined by some talented younger educators. In fact, it’s this diversity of age and experience that is crucial to our success.… Click here to read more.

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