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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.



Lifestyle: Punk Fashion

by Morgan Badillo ’15
Contributing Editor

Throughout the years, many crazy fashion trends come about, but today, one of the craziest - and best - is just around the corner: steampunk.  Most have probably never heard of steampunk, but basically it is a genre of speculative science fiction that boils down to the question: "What would happen if people from different time periods (such as Victorian England) had technology that we do today?"  The twist is the fact that the technology would look and be run differently, mainly by steam, thus the name "steampunk."  I have seen this genre grow first hand and have found that it is growing even into the fashion world!

The amazing thing about steampunk is that no major designer has quite picked it up yet.  Though it can be seen in some forms of media (an episode of the crime drama Castle and movies such as Van Helsing and Wild Wild West) so if you want to be a trendsetter start steampunking now! 

Classic pieces of steampunk clothing include goggles (normally worn on hats) and some form of gear.  The steampunk aficionado may be seen walking around with gear lapel pins or even have a hamster-powered jet pack strapped to his or her back (no, really, I've seen it).  Other aspects may include a trench coat and many different hues of brown.  Think of an old world worker, maybe in the coalmines, and you are halfway to the idea of a steampunker.

If one were to attempt a steampunk look, the key is individuality.  Go to a thrift shop and find things that YOU think would look cool.  If you want to, even go to a fabric or craft store and look for gears or this or that, and alter the outfit.  Remember: it's better if it doesn't look perfectly nice.  Even rummage through your closet; something may work!  You definitely do not need to go all out into a character. Just get a few elements, and stay within the neutral color scheme of browns and whites.

Steampunk is a cool way to express your individuality.  Keep your eye out for it on the runways, or make the world your runway and dress up a bit.  The key is to have fun!


Posted by Mr. Paul J. Totah on Thursday February, 28, 2013 at 09:06AM


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