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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


Winter Formal—A Night to Remember?

Caroline Joseph ’16
Contributing Editor


As always, Winter Formal proved to be a wonderful venue to get together with friends; however, there were several bumps along the way.


 For one thing, the original dance was postponed almost a month. The resulting schedule and our recent drought made the timing of a winter dance seem somewhat ironic. In addition, the new DJ tended to switch through songs too fast, and this caused irritation among some of the dancers. Sophomore Lizzie Ford remarked, “The DJ did neither exceed nor meet my expectations. I definitely would have preferred DJ Hightop.”


 Despite these setbacks, the dance proved to be a convivial time. Adding to the atmosphere were positive reactions to the Winter Formal’s “30 Below” theme. Although the student body does not always get excited for dress-up events, the Gatsby theme was an inventive new way to inspire everyone attending to clean up well.  While not all of the students dressed up as if they were from the 1920’s, the students that did made the dance an even more enjoyable experience. As usual, Student Council did a wonderful job decorating the halls for the dance: artfully placing balloons and streamers from top to bottom.


 Perhaps the best part of Formal is the fact that all classes are represented. While Homecoming also welcomes all four grades, Formal seems more enticing to the majority of the student body. Whether or not individuals went with a date, Formal remained a “great event that brought the whole school together to share in a memorable night of dancing and socializing” (Lizzie Ford).

Posted by on Friday February, 28, 2014


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