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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.

Lifestyle

Movie Review: Divergent

Rose Joseph 16'
Contributing Editor 

Recently, books-turned-movies dystopian society split into five different “factions” that control one’s job have been dominating box offices. Many films like The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and most recently Divergent have all been immensely popular. It’s no wonder why: the original books bring millions of fans eager to see their beloved stories on the big screen.

 

Recently, I watched the movie Divergent as a fan myself. Divergent takes place in a post-apocalyptic and place in society. The main character, Tris, is “Divergent,” meaning that she does not conform to any one faction and threatens the system. Tris battles this system and tries to remain human in a flawed society. At first glance, the "teenagers in a dystopian society" fad seems to make Divergent similar to every other recent sci-fi type of movie. But despite unavoidable cringe-worthy cheesy parts, Divergent is the perfect movie to watch on a Saturday afternoon. The actors did their part to convince the audience of their flawed, multi-leveled personas, and the cinematography and CGI (Computer Generated Images) were phenomenal. In addition, the movie was very true to the book, which as a fan, made me happy. Divergent, although it may be another typical teen-centered movie, was surprisingly good and should definitely be seen—but only after you read the book.


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