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  • Rethinking Africa: The staff of the African Advocacy Network includes Joe Sciarrillo, pictured here with Jean Elias Xavier, Director Aboudou Traore, Charles Jackson and Clementine Ntshaykolo outside their office in the Dolores Street Community Services building. They help a growing number of African immigrants to the Bay Area who may number as many as 50,000.
  • Retiring Pillars: SI’s faculty surprised Fr. Sauer in May with applause and flowers after the announcement of his reassignment.
  • The SI boys’ lacrosse team enjoyed what may have been best year since its founding nearly a quarter century ago. The lacrosse press ranked the team among the top 15 in the nation as SI turned in another undefeated season in league play – its fourth undefeated season since it joined the WCAL in 2010.
  • Richard Driscoll ’06, a performance engineer for Oracle Team USA that will defend the America’s Cup in September, is among the few locals hunkering down in Pier 80 off Marin Street, where they work 65-hour weeks to make sure that Ellison’s boat sails twice as fast as the wind and maneuvers with precision and power as it takes on challengers from around the world.
  • Retiring Pillars: Since the 1970s, Mary McCarty made sure Latin was a living language for students in her classes.
  • Rethinking Africa: Ira Shaughnessy ’00 spent two years in Ghana from 2007 to 2009 working with the Bormase helping with the cultivation of the Moringa tree, whose leaves are rich in vitamins.

Humor

 

Summer To-do List

By Catherine Summa '14
Managing Editor

I am sure everyone can relate when I say that I make a mental to-do list for the summer just as the dismissal bell rings on the last day of finals. I dream up wild scenarios that, at the time, I actually believe can come true. Three months later, however, I look back on how silly I was to think that the word “do” would even leave my lips during the summer. Here are some examples of the collective teenagers’ failed ambitions in summers past.

Expectation: I’m going to learn how to surf this summer!

Reality: I got really good at surfing… the web.

Expectation: I’m going to finish my summer reading in June!

Reality: I’ll just watch the movies the night before school starts.

Expectation: Make new friends.

Reality: Hi mom.

Expectation: I WILL get tan this summer.

Reality: Only light I see comes from glowing rectangles.

Expectation: I’m going to finish all my college essays before school starts!

Reality: LAWL, NOPE.

Expectation: I’m going to go on an adventure!

Reality: Gets really into Adventure Time.

Expectation: Have a summer to remember!

Reality: What did I eat for breakfast?

I’d make a mental note of how to improve my efforts for next year, but even that takes too much brainpower. I guess it’s time to finally accept summer for what it really is: a time to lose IQ points and begin a committed relationship with Netflix. That being said, I hope everyone is ready to kick off this new school year! I know it will be far more productive than summertime. 

 

Posted by Mr. Paul J. Totah on Thursday August, 22, 2013

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