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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.

SI News


Announcements From the Future

Liam Bischoff ’15
Managing Editor

The next Diane Sawyer, Matt Lauer, or maybe even Mike Teavee, from Charlie and the Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, may be sitting next to you in math class and you don’t even know it. SI’s latest technological innovation, SI TV, is coming to a screen near you, replacing the anonymous, disembodied voice that reads “the announcements.”(Not to be confused of course with the distinguished, melodic, and comforting voices of Mr. Gotch and Ms. Levine).

Most of us used to listen half-heartedly to the announcements themselves while we tried to figure out whose voice was actually doing the day’s reading. But, in this new era of using screens to learn everything, it appears that Mr. Joo and Mr. Gamble have partnered with SI students to deliver an innovative way of conveying announcements -- through our own video broad- cast. Mr. Joo offered, "The best and scariest thing

Is that it’s brand new. So, we’re finding solutions on the fly, creating things that make us proud, and making a lot of mistakes in the process. On Monday and Thursday afternoons in the beta computer lab, it's controlled chaos whipping up an episode from thin air, but guess what...It's so much fun."

Never have co-curriulars looked so sexy as they do on the small screen. For example, the drum corps video, starring Patrick Anderson ’14, was positively artsy. Eoin Lyons ’15 commented, “I love the fact that different clubs can submit a short clip to be played in the announcement video. That really helps get each club better known.” And those goofy sophomores who painted themselves red & blue to cheer on the football Wildcats? Yeah, you get to see them up close and personal on SI TV instead of just hear- ing rumors about them on Monday morning.

Posted by on Friday October, 11, 2013


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