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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.



Vanish, Ye Visitors!

Catherine Summa '14
Managing Editor

The fog rolls in, the air grows colder, leaves change color, and the Commons Cookies disappear, all faster than you can say, “Do we have X period?” It’s that time of year again, time for eighth grade visit days. As the hallways turn from two orderly lanes to a jumble of lost young’ns trying to stay with their tour guides, the mess of people makes the freshmen hallway behavior seem normal. Parents walk noisily past focused classes and peek their heads into filled rooms for just a little too long. What is the worst part about these days, you ask? Well, let me tell you.

Every Wednesday, I arrive at school twenty minutes early only to find that:

A) The street parking has been filled since 7 AM.

B) Someone has taken my spot in the garage (AND their car does not have a parking permit. Ms. Levine, I think you need to start administering detentions to the visiting parents).

C) I should have walked to school from Burlingame because that would have been faster than strolling to school from my parking spot.

D) The average height of 8th graders has decreased by half a foot since I began attending SI wish everyone luck fending off the miniature grade school children in visits to come—you might need it one day. Just remember: be patient because you were just like them once. Wait, who am I kidding? We were always this cool.

8th grade visitors check in with WWC

Posted by on Thursday November, 21, 2013


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