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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.



Travel Tips for the Holidays

Katarina Churich '15
Contributing Editor

With winter break right around the corner, it’s time to start preparing for that trip to Tahoe, Hawaii, or wherever your family decides to whisk you off to.  On that note, here are some helpful suggestions for your holiday vacation.

 Plan Ahead.
The longer you wait to book flights, the more prices increase. Plan in advance as to avoid last-minute stress over finding flights within your budget. This is one of the most popular times to travel; don’t wait for bookings to sell out!

 Arrive Early.
In the event that reaching your destination requires a plane, arrive at the airport an hour and a half before departure. This will prevent rushing through security and sprinting to your gate just as the doors close. “For general travel I would say be prepared for the security checkpoint; don’t be that person who has to take five minutes to get through!” exclaimed Nina Pappas ’14. Give yourself enough time to go through each station of the airport with some extra time to relax before boarding.

 Wear Layers.
Whether you are transitioning from hot to cold weather or vice versa, wearing layers on a flight or road trip allows you to easily arrive at your destination prepared for the climate.

 Pack Lightly.
I know it’s difficult. I myself am a victim of obsessive over-packing. Try your best and only bring necessities, and make sure you check ahead of time what the weather will be like! If packing becomes a serious issue, I would advise shipping some of your luggage to the hotel so you aren’t hauling numerous suitcases in the airport.

 Enjoy your holiday break; those of us stuck at home wish you the best of luck in your travels!



Posted by on Wednesday December, 11, 2013


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