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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

 

Dance Concert Review

by Ella Presher ’14
Managing Editor

After arriving at the dance concert, I sat in the front row next to two giggly middle-aged women. Not only did they constantly moon over Armand Hernandez '14, but they were full of loud praise for the "beautiful young women" they saw dance. However amusing, the ladies were correct. The dance concert's tribute to feminism made a special impact because of the dancers and their intricate choreography. Their confidence and strength, emphasized by expressive ballet, tap, jazz, and modern dances, illustrated the plight of women and their hope for the future. As we combat an increasingly pressurized world, the positive messages of this dance concert as well as documentaries such as Miss Representation, recently shown at SI, only grow in importance as we strive to change the social norms of our times.

Some highlights of the 2013 dance concert include original choreography by SI's very own Eden Cotter '13, Mackenzie Schuller '13, and Bridget Chau '13, an exhilarating tap number to the Mary Poppins classic "Step in Time," and a vivacious Bollywood piece. A momentous dance segment occurred when the seniors performed a jazzy number featuring fetching red dresses and the song "I'm a Woman" from Smokey Joe's Cafe. Each senior stole the spotlight with an individual solo that demonstrated her unique style. Keyara Milliner '13 revealed, "Dance Workshop has become one of the communities at SI that I can call home. I will definitely never forget all the memories made in Wiegand Theater over the years." When the curtains closed, the audience sprang to their feet to applaud such a fine evening of performing arts.

 

Posted by Mr. Paul J. Totah on Thursday February, 28, 2013 at 09:03AM

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