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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.

Fine Arts


Fall Events Calendar

Taylor Lee '16 and Jason Lo '17
Contributing Editors

Although summer is over and the new school year is upon us once again, not all the fun has to disappear. Here is the fall entertainment lineup in the Bay Area:


Concert: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
For three days in Golden Gate Park, near Hellman Hollow and Lindley/Marx Meadows, there will be a FREE Bluegrass Music Concert. On Friday, October 4th, the music will run from 12 PM - 7 PM. On Saturday, October 5th, and Sunday, October 6th, from 11 AM - 7 PM. The concert is family friendly, so come by to hear your favorite music legends like MC Hammer and The Jerry Douglas Band.


Parade: Italian Heritage Parade
On Sunday, October 13th, San Francisco will celebrate the 145th anniversary of our nation’s oldest Italian heritage parades and our city’s oldest civic event. The parade will start at 12:30 PM on Jefferson and Stockton Streets in Fisherman’s Wharf and conclude in Washington Square in front of Sts. Peter and Paul Church. All activities held in Washington Square are FREE.


Festivities: Best Trick-or-Treat Spots
According to a top real estate website, San Francisco is ranked number one in the county as the best city to go trick-or-treating. Here are some great communities in the city and around the Bay Area.


 Belvedere Street: (between Parnassus and 17th Street): The haunted houses are undoubtedly going to make your heart race.

Sea Cliff & Presidio Heights: It is said that homeowners distribute whole candy bars.

Tiburon: The Bel Aire neighborhood is a popular destination, and many of the houses celebrate by creating cemeteries or witches’ cauldrons on their front lawns.

Burlingame (Cabrillo Avenue): Halloween is celebrated with killer decorated houses, some with storybook architecture. Pick Burlingame for trick or treating because their houses don’t have stairs.

 Be sure to raid and pillage candy from the innocent households on October 31st!!


Turkey Trot
Thanksgiving, November 28, is not only just about eating turkey. At the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park, there will be a 5-mile Turkey Trot, 3-mile Pilgrim Promenade walk, and 100-meter kids’ gobbler chase. The kids’ event begins at 8 AM and the other two start at 8:30 AM. The 1st place Turkey will receive a $100 Sports Basement Certificate along with a turkey, pumpkin or apple pie, and wine. The 2nd and 3rd place Turkeys will be given a $50 Sports Basement Certificate, a pumpkin or apple pie, and wine. $32 will cover your entrance fee, but children under 10 will be able to enter the race with a paying adult.


Outdoor Exploratorium
Remember the Exploratorium? Well, you will love the Outdoor Exploratorium! The Outdoor Exploratorium is located at Fort Mason, and the best news is that IT’S FREE! On McDowell Road sits a small little building. This little building has much more in store than what meets the eye. Look through and see a projection of the sky and water of San Francisco Bay.

Posted by on Friday November, 22, 2013


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