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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.

Features

 

Big Fish

Nate Nickolai ‘15 Managing Editor

Morgan Badillo ’15 Contributing Editor

 

Once, there was a small pond and in it a very large fish. This fish was the largest and soon outgrew the small pond so it swam down to the lake where it expected to still be considered very big. In this lake, however, there were much larger fish, and he came to find out he was now the smallest of the group.

High school offers a different opportunity for everyone: a chance to try new things, a chance to excel at a single talent, or even a chance to make a new friend. However, as most students can attest, the transition from the "little pond" of middle school to the "big pond" of high school can be a daunting experience. This experience carries through all four years spent here at SI and gives rise to academic, athletic, and social setbacks for many students. No longer the star athlete, or the class genius, or even the most popular classmate, many students face challenges in the realization that they are in fact a small fish in a very big pond. In this edition, Inside SI takes a look at these issues that hold SI students back from reaching their full potential.

Posted by on Sunday February, 23, 2014

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