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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

 

A Sneak Peek of Next Year’s Goals

Anna Roy ’17 Contributing Editor
Nicole Conte ’17 Contributing Editor

 

After many weeks of seeing the posters around school and listening to the final speeches, you chose your future President and Vice President of Executive Council!

Read on to learn how President Eoin Lyons and Vice President Liam Bischoff plan to make your 2014-2015 school year the best one yet!

 

Inside SI: how do you plan to make the meetings more productive/interesting, or more appealing for the student body to come voice their opinions?

Eoin: The meetings are open to everyone, however that is not very widely known. We need to stress to students that this is their school! We will try to use SI TV to vocalize that all are welcome, and to get the word out about coming to the meetings. 

Inside SI: Do you have any ideas about general things in our community that you want to change or that you know the students want improved?

Liam: Food menu, if possible. The executive council thinks that this is a key aspect of the community, which needs improvement. People want a more diverse menu that is enjoyable.

Inside SI: What is going to be your biggest goal next year, what part of the SI community are you going to want to focus the most on improving?

Eoin: I want to raise participation/attendance at non-athletic events. Plenty of students go watch the football games, but not enough people go to support other sports or fine arts performances. Events such as piano recitals and the cabaret show different aspects of the student body and need to be supported.

Inside SI: How do you want to increase attendance at SI events, especially non athletic events?

Liam: Just getting people involved! Posters are great, but we need to utilize things like SI TV to get the word out about events that go unnoticed.  I think just showing a lot of enthusiasm could also help bring up attendance.

Inside SI: Do you think there will be any any new social events or dances that we can look forward to next year?

Eoin: The executive council takes care of the winter dance, and the class councils are in charge of their personal dances, like the frosh-soph lock-in. There has been some talk about having a spring dance next year, a Sadie Hawkins Dance to which the women invite the men. This has not yet been finalized. Some of the members on this year's council started brainstorming and got the ball rolling for next year’s dances.

Inside SI: What are your plans about better communication between class presidents, and making sure they are heard equally?

Liam: We have meetings every Friday at recess to make sure everything is on task. I'm an approachable person, so any of the presidents can ask me questions. I hope that the meetings will be more fun and interesting for them.

Inside SI: Do you have any personal opinions about the spirit at SI and how to improve it?

Liam: I think we have a lot of spirit here at SI, but there's always room for improvement. I think that having things like class spirit weeks will benefit students but also showcase Wildcat pride.

Inside SI: And lastly, is there anything else you want to let students know about what is coming up next year?

Eoin: I want everyone to know that you can voice your opinions, and that we are all very approachable. There is a suggestion box on the student portal, so use it! Also, come to the meetings to voice your opinions!

Liam: Definitely that the Executive Council is really “psyched” to lead the school, increase school spirit, and let everyone's voices be heard. Setting goals and hitting goals will be a main priority to make the 2014-2015 school year the best year ever.

 

FYI!  The student council meetings are every Thursday during upper lunch. They are open to all! Lower classmen can voice their opinions through their class presidents and the suggestion box on the portal. At these meetings the executive council are all there, along with one representative from each class.

Posted by on Monday April, 14, 2014

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