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St. Ignatius College Preparatory, San Francisco
  • The spring musical Legally Blonde showcased the talents of SI's actors, singers and dancers. See more photos here.

  • Bishop Robert Christian ’66 brings his Dominican perspective to his work at SF's newest auxiliary bishop. Read more here.

  • Russ Martin ’62 returns to Cambodia to help and heal. Read more here.

  • YLAB gives students a first-hand exposure to Bay Area businesses. Read more here.

  • Jump Squad takes SI track & field to new heights and lengths. Read more here.

  • Red & Blue campus crawl celebrates restaurateurs, brewers and three greats. Read more here.

Cover Story
  • People of a certain age had to undergo a poetic rite of passage in studying Keats’ famous poem “Ode on a Grecian Urn” and its powerful line: “Beauty is truth, truth beauty.” Despite critical disagreement regarding the meaning of this line, I am intrigued by the interplay and connection of these two concepts.

    Just look at the Golden Gate Bridge. Its beauty seems to come from a perfect proportion of its parts, as if each tower were a finely honed tuning fork that would ring true if given a godly flick of a finger. That bridge mixes truth and beauty to the naked eye. However, explore below the surface and you’ll discover a tangle of rebar and cables and concrete — a truth that is not so beautiful but somehow essential to the creative process.

    The stories in this section explore the interplay of these two forces, starting with Bob David ’62, who has photographed the Golden Gate Bridge since the 1970s. His images have become immortalized in famous posters, yet he has also documented the bridge’s underbelly, showcasing work to repair or strengthen this San Francisco icon…. Read more here.

First Words
  • At the end-of-the-year faculty dinner in May, my wife looked around, saw a room filled with youthful teachers and wondered what had happened to the veteran faculty who had become her friends over the years. While we still have icons such as Fr. Fran Stiegeler ’62, Charlie Dullea ’65, Jim Bjorkquist ’65, Peter Devine ’66, Katie Wolf and Mike Shaughnessy ’67 serving our students better than ever before, they are joined by some talented younger educators. In fact, it’s this diversity of age and experience that is crucial to our success.… Click here to read more.

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