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  • English teacher Bill Isham on his last day teaching at SI. Read more here.

  • The varsity boys' lacrosse team was ranked fifth in the nation after winning eight straight WCAL titles. Read more here.

  • The SI Athletics Office honored all the seniors will be competing in sports next year on the college level. Read more here.

  • Water protectors flew the “Protect the Sacred” banner and a flag of the American Indian Movement while praying and singing. Photo by Theresa Martin. Read more here.

  • Ken Ryan 78, behind the scenes before the opening of the Opera’s production of Frankenstein. Ken started working at the War Memorial Opera House while still a student at Cal and has moved up the ranks to his current job as master of properties for the San Francisco Ballet. Read more here.

  • Matt Balano, the school's director of equity and inclusion, is leaving SI after helping it become a more diverse community. Read more here.

Cover Story
  • by John Wildermuth ’69  / When the Rev. Harry V. Carlin, S.J. ’35, mailed out the first edition of Genesis in November 1964, the newly named president of then-St. Ignatius High School had a simple and direct vision for the magazine: He needed money to build a new school on the sand dunes of the Sunset District and the new publication, named for the fund-raising program, was going to help him get it. St. Ignatius brings “a tradition of excellence that spans 430 years and a record of serving San Francisco and California for 109 years,” he wrote in that opening issue. “The fact remains, however, that without the continued support of our alumni, parents and friends, we cannot effectively continue this vital work. That is why we have undertaken our development plan.”
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First Words
  • I could easily title this column mille grazie, as I truly have a thousand people I could thank who have created and sustained Genesis these past 50 years. In keeping with the theme of this issue, I'm limiting my gratitude a bit. First and foremost, thank you Rev. Harry V. Carlin, S.J. '35, the man who founded the Sunset District campus and who created Genesis in 1964 to publicize the effort and raise funds to pay for the school … Click here to read more. 

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