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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.



Hidey Holes

Helen Carey’14
Managing Editor

From the awe-inspiring crimson arches of the Golden Gate Bridge to the stunning brilliance of the flowers at the San Francisco Conservatory, the landmarks of San Francisco truly exemplify what an extraordinary city it is. It’s not only a remarkable city for its large attractions, but also for its small ones. San Francisco boasts of over 3,000 restaurants as well as forty museums. They are hidden all around the nooks and crannies of the city, just waiting to be discovered. The following are just a few:


 Q – 225 Clement Street: Sandwiched amid the hustle and bustle of Clement Street, Q Restaurant truly epitomizes the definition of San Franciscan dining. Quirky, but classy, Q serves what Lily McMahon ‘14 calls “comfort food with a kick!” With items on the menu ranging from “Killer Cornbread with Jammin’ Jalapeno Jelly” to “Ra-ta-tat-touille with pureed piperade, fried polenta and crispy capers” to “Grilled Catfish,” Q offers a wide variety of dishes—satisfying to every eater. Featured on the Food Network’s popular show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, Q embraces all different types of food and refuses to define itself by one theme or culture. It combines delicious dishes with a comforting environment, making one and all feel welcome. I especially recommend the Fried Chicken.


Arion Press – 1802 Park Presidio Boulevard. Nestled within the trees of the Presidio, Arion Press is one of the last printing presses in the United States. In the style of Gutenburg, the Arion Press makes their own type for printing books and “aims to match the finest contemporary art with the finest literature past and present in books that are beautifully designed and produced.” Created in 1974, the Arion Press has printed just under 100 different books, with only a few hundred copies of each. The Press recently finished the New Revised Standard Version Holy Bible, weighing over 50 pounds. The book was two years in the making. Given the magnitude of the project, it is unlikely that the entire Holy Bible will ever be printed by moveable type again. In today’s world where several thousand books can be printed in a day by machines, Arion Press represents the beauty of the creations of books in their painstakingly handmade type, their own binding of their books, and their hand-printed illustrations. The Press is a true San Francisco landmark in its holding on to the true values of books and the love that goes into each letter. To visit: Tours are on Thursdays at 3 PM and cost $10.

Posted by on Friday November, 22, 2013


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