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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

 

$6 For A Latte, Yes Please

Catherine Summa ’14
Managing Editor

 

Never did I think that the infamous “Seasonal Red Cups” at Starbuck’s would surface on November 1st. Literally one day after Halloween, marketing teams across the globe forced Christmas cheer on the world. What if I don’t want it, huh? What will they do then? I think this is all a ploy for social media to go crazy. In the words of Nicole Persons ’14, “I could just put red wrapping paper on a regular Starbuck’s

cup three months early, Instagram it, and cause pandemonium.”  And don’t even get me started on Peet’s Coffee. Their autumnal drinks spotlighted on the menu for a total of four weeks until Christmas bulldozed their dreams. All I ever wanted was a pumpkin latté around Thanksgiving. Thanks a latté, Peet’s.

Pretty soon the world will go up in flames if the balance of the universe is not restored. The school Wi-Fi will start working, Pluto will be considered a planet again, and Hump Day will be on a Friday if things don’t go back to normal! It’s safe to say that now is the time to panic. 

Posted by on Monday December, 16, 2013

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