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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.

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Students and Sparetime

Liam Bischoff '15
Associate Editor

St. Ignatius maintains a reputation of academic excellence, but is also well known for the variety of activities that students can participate in. The student body is no stranger to the world of extra-curriculars; whether a student is a club-junkie, dramatic performer, athlete, or comedic entertainer, everyone is involved in something at SI. I asked myself, when people aren't at school, studying and being active on the fields, courts, in the pool and on the stages, what do students like to do?

The three following interviews are directly quoted with no modifications on my part.

Nevin Kelly-Fair

Q: When you are not entertaining people with your comedy, or serenading people with your sweet voice, what do you like to do?

A: "I surf, play guitar, hang out with friends in cool places. The Mission is a pretty cool hangout spot. Lots of good burrito places. I surf whenever I can, in Pacifica, because it allows me to forget about the stress of school and really live in the moment. I play guitar most nights before I go to sleep, it's nice to strum away and make melodious tunes that appeal to me. With that, I have a large appreciation for music and I actually attended a Red Hot Chile Peppers Concert, front row, props right?"

Alexa Fotinos

Q: When you are away from school, not having to do homework, what do you like to do?

A: "I like camping, and hiking, kind of outdoorsy stuff. Camping is just a nice release from school and having to do work; it's just nice to be in nature and see the beauty of it. When I am not outdoors, I also love hanging out with my friends doing fun stuff and just chilling with them. Also, my family is amazing and just to be around them is a blast. We are always laughing and enjoying each other's company. So that's what I do when I am not in school...ya."

Declan McInerney

Q: When you are not being your funny self and making people laugh, what is your go to thing for fun?

A: "Go for long runs along the waterfront in Oakland, thinking of ideas for my next novel. No but seriously, I like to hangout with my friends. I mean that's probably the best thing I like to do. We are always laughing and having a great time making memories. But I personally like my first answer better."

So what do students like to do when they’re not in class? Hanging out with friends seems to be the consensus for SI students. More broadly, students engage in a variety of things, which allow them to explore their interests and make the best of their high school years. So I wonder what teachers would say if they were posed with similar questions...




Posted by on Sunday December, 15, 2013


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