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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.



Dress Around the Code

Briana Ottoboni ’15 
Managing Editor

Summer is fading with every sunset, and back-to-school sales are on the rise. The most critical part of this intermediate season is the wardrobe transition from summer to fall. Lessons in layering are imperative, as summer crop tops will be tastefully styled under any one of fall’s trendy coats. On the general style consensus of this fall, Isabella Onken ’15 spills, “I think grungier stuff is super in.”

Clothing: On the runway earlier this spring, a copious number of designers debuted their fall 2013 collections. Each collection featured an entirely different style, but a common theme was the juxtaposition of different styles (feminine lace with a motorcycle boot). The SI dress code looks far from any runway outfit (no polos were spotted in any fall collection). There are a few things that can jazz up a look. Zoe Wong ’14 says, “I think a great basic piece is military style jackets. A plain green one is a nice neutral  piece to wear with patterned pants.”

Mixing patterns was a huge trend last year and will carry into upcoming months, but try mixing textures: think leather (or faux) and denim.

The color palette incorporates darker jewel tones with eccentric pops of blues and oranges.

Boxy silhouettes can be found in oversized coats, dresses, and sweaters. Throw on a polo and layer it with any of the former options, and boom. Polo gone.

Shoes:  All I can say is thank goodness we don’t have a dress code for shoes. So making your shoes runway acceptable is possible. Shoe trends for the fall are all over the map.

Hightops rocked the runways, and hidden wedges are another craze. Boots. Boots. Boots. Need I say more? But, before you make the final deposit on those Tory Burch Riding boots, look into a shorter pair. Micaela O’Connor ’14 who always has the most on-trend, cutest shoes, contributes, “My personal favorite shoe trend would have to be the spunky athletic sneaker with a more dressed up outfit or even a dress. I think a cute feminine dress combined with some Nike Air Max 90's or some Adidas Pro Models is a look with both personality and comfort.”

Throwback to the 6th grade vans craze because slip-ons are definitely a must and perfect for those lazy days (we all have ‘em).

Accessories: Accessories are something over which we have the most control. So huge necklaces and earrings from the Haight are perfect and definitely complement those polo collars.

Happy New (School) Year, but most importantly, happy back-to-school shopping!

Posted by on Monday October, 21, 2013


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