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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.


The Ellen Selfie

Briana Ottoboni 15' 
Managing Editor 

The 86th annual Oscars, airing this past February, made social media history. Comedian Ellen DeGeneres hosted the event solo and never ceased to make the audience laugh. She ordered pizza for world-renowned celebrities and debuted a generic pizza deliveryman to dish out slices to Oscar winner Jared Leto.

However, the most novel moment during the award ceremony was the Ellen Selfie as Ellen appeared in the crowed surrounded by A-List celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper, Brangelina, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, half of Kevin Spacey’s face, and the vision of the night, Lupita Nyong'o. Ellen only joked when she wished for a record breaking number of retweets when the epic selfie went viral, but her wish came true with over 3.4 million retweets. Twitter emailed her later in the night to deliver the good news as well as informing her that she single-handedly crashed the website. The tweet defeated Obama's record for most retweets. Her only regret was "if only Bradley's arm was longer."

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