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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.



Mumford and Sons

Rose Joseph ‘16
Contributing Editor

In their song “Ghosts that We Knew,” the popular band Mumford and Sons sings, “So give me hope in the darkness that I will see the light.” There was plenty of light and excitement in the dark summer nights during their series of concerts in the Bay Area from May 29-31 -- just as students finished their finals. To many, these three concerts were a beacon at the end of a long tunnel; Caroline Joseph ‘16 raves, “It was the best end to the school year and the perfect way to kick-start the summer.”

Marcus Mumford and his bandmates shined with unbound stage presence and played their hearts out for three days performing songs such as, “Roll Away Your Stone,” “Lover of the Light,” “Holland Road,” and --a particular crowd favorite--a cover of Bruce Springsteen's “I'm on Fire.” These songs were amplified by the spectators’ energy as well as the fantastic acoustics of the Greek Theaters open air amphitheatre. Hart Ayoob ‘16 describes, “Mumford and Sons were spectacular, and I've never seen a crowd that was so mesmerized. That concert was honestly one of the greatest nights of my life.”

Posted by on Monday October, 21, 2013


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