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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.



The Simple Truth

Tristan Whisenant ’14
Managing Editor

While you were vacationing under a rock, things were happening over the summer. Here are a few of the best highlights in case you missed them: for weeks on end, reporters clustered around St. Mary’s Hospital: peeking in for a closer look, taking bets on the unborn child’s name, gender, shoe size, hair color, and I don’t know- spirit animal? However, someone actually grabbed journalism by the horns when the local town crier burst the baby bubble.  Albeit rather sloppily, seeing as he is merely an over-enthused street performer.

  • Speaking of news stations being dooped, did you see KTVU’s noon broadcast on July 12th.  Yep, not much to really elaborate on there.
  • More pictures of Anthony Weiner have surfaced.  I even saw one of him and his family posing in front of a blurry Washington Monument.  Man, that guy is a master of the sepia and color filters!
  • Andrew Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin.  It was a classic case of “he said he’s dead,” Stephen Colbert put it. Also, Kim Kardashian chastised the ruling- forgetting that her own father was the lawyer who got OJ Simpson off
  • Edward Snowden was granted asylum in Russia after days of waiting in the airport. Other countries like Bolivia and North Korea also granted asylum to Snowden. Almost like when you’re playing the board game “Life” and you realize the only places you can live are a mobile home or a trailer park: inevitably bound to retire to “Countryside Acres.”


Posted by Mr. Paul J. Totah on Thursday August, 22, 2013


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