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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.



Spring Events Calendar

Taylor Yee '16
Contributing Editor 

Chinese New Year Parade: February 15, 2014
Gung Hay Fat Choy! Ring in the Year of the Horse by going downtown to celebrate with a parade. San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Parade has been named one of the top ten parades in the world by the International Festivals and Events Association. The Chinese in San Francisco started the parade in the 1860’s to educate their community about their culture. The parade consists of elaborate floats, lion and folk dancers, marching bands, Chinese acrobats, and a 268 foot long Golden Dragon. Be on the lookout for some of your SI classmates participating in the parade!


Past SI students waving on a parade float.

Amazing Urban Scavenger Hunt in San Francisco: February – end of Marc
The Amazing Scavenger Hunt turns San Francisco into a giant game board! Sign up online and grab your smart phone for an Amazing Race style three-hour tour. Solve clues while competing in challenges. The adventure starts at Yerba Buena Park and journeys through Union Square, Chinatown, and even down to the Wharf.

Bay to Breakers: Sunday, May 18, 2014
Take part in the oldest consecutively run annual footrace in the world, a 12k race that starts near the San Francisco Bay by the Embarcadero and ends by the Great Highway along the Pacific Coast. This year marks the 103rd annual Bay to Breakers race that started as a way to lift the city’s spirits after the disastrous earthquake of 1906. Walk, run, or jog in your unique costumes and top off the day with festivities at the Polo Fields.

Bay to Breakers run in costume spirit!!

Posted by on Sunday February, 23, 2014


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