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The Standard: Worry Amidst Thanksgiving


By Dan Zapata ‘21

Beep. Beep. Beep.

That’s all that’s heard walking into the grocery store at any time of the year, but in the week of Thanksgiving, this sound is heard endlessly thanks to the long lines of people waiting to check out their purchases.

Stores usually get packed around this time, but this year’s different, or at least that’s how it’s supposed to be. Unsurprisingly, the COVID-19 pandemic is still here, and while I wish I could say that the numbers are dwindling, they’re actually growing more and more as winter approaches. This week alone, the New York Times reported an estimated […]

The Standard: Worry Amidst Thanksgiving2020-11-25T15:31:41-06:00

The Standard: Theo is gone, and so is my soul.


By Conor Durkin ‘21

Theo Epstein, the smartest man in all of sports, has decided to resign as the President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs. I’m dead on the inside and outside.

Theo held the position for the past nine years. In those nine years, he took a 100 loss baseball team and made them World Series Champions.

Instead of sitting here and sobbing about how my favorite team’s future is up in the air, I’m going to take you guys on a joyful journey to better times. It will be like that first time you walked out onto the concourse at […]

The Standard: Theo is gone, and so is my soul.2020-11-25T15:20:35-06:00

The Standard: Brother Rice Student Council Inaugural Flag Football 7 on 7


By Cullen Cosme ‘21

Starting this year, the Brother Rice Student Council is hoping that going forward they can hold monthly events for the students.

The Student Council believes many of the events can become yearly traditions for the students and staff. The most recent event is one that can definitely become a fall tradition at Brother Rice.

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Brother Rice Student Council held their inaugural flag football 7 on 7. Teams made up of Brother Rice students of all ages battled it out while fighting for the title. In the end, the evening came down to two teams of […]

The Standard: Brother Rice Student Council Inaugural Flag Football 7 on 72020-11-25T14:48:49-06:00

The Standard: Fighting Irish Rest of the Season Preview


By Jack Kelly ‘21

Every football fan in Chicago knows that this Bears season has been an utter disappointment thus far. Therefore, I, among many other Southsiders, have taken solace in my Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Senior Kyle Gallagher said, “Notre Dame has been having a very good year for football. The 8-0 start has been a better start than we’ve had in years. Despite not having a terribly difficult schedule, they seemed to prove themselves against Clemson and hopefully they will continue to have a good season.” The excitement is palpable for the Fighting Irish.

The Irish have gotten out to a 7-0 […]

The Standard: Fighting Irish Rest of the Season Preview2020-11-25T14:38:04-06:00

The Standard: How are postponed winter sports going to affect athletes


By Adam Homel ‘21

The IHSA postponed all winter sports on Nov. 17 due to COVID precautions. The winter sports included: basketball, bowling, wrestling, and swimming.

Craig Anderson, the executive director of IHSA, made this decision in response to Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health declined to attend the IHSA’s November 19th board meeting.

What does this mean for the high school winter athletes? No one knows what it means; winter sports could be played in the spring or they can never happen. This has many students worried about recruitments and if they will ever play their last season for […]

The Standard: How are postponed winter sports going to affect athletes2020-11-25T14:11:23-06:00

Brother Rice Virtual 5k


By Garrett Greene ‘21

Looking for a reason to leave the house or stay active during this pandemic? From November 26-29, Brother Rice high school will be hosting a virtual 5k walk. All Brother Rice students, parents, faculty, and alumni are welcome to participate.

Although Coronavirus has caused many plans to be canceled, the Virtual 5k will give students, teachers, parents, and alumni a way to stay active and get some fresh air. Participants will be able to design their own route and choose who they want to walk it with. Along the way, make sure to send pictures of you and your […]

Brother Rice Virtual 5k2020-11-21T20:32:54-06:00

The Standard: A Fraudulent Election for a Fraudulent President?


By Devlin Harris ‘21

As our lame duck President continues to go on Twitter and claim “I HAVE WON THIS ELECTION,” we all are wondering when will this election be over?

Georgia has just completed a full, hand done, ballot recount and President-elect Joe Biden has come out as the winner there, again. As many states complete their recounts and President Trump continues to lose, we have to wonder where his voter fraud claims have come from.

President Trump has tweeted out many graphs and maps of a county in Michigan mysteriously gifting Joe Biden over one-hundred thousand ballots in the middle of the […]

The Standard: A Fraudulent Election for a Fraudulent President?2020-11-21T20:27:23-06:00

Action on the Battlefield


By Matt Murphy ‘21

Did you ever want to join an extracurricular activity at Brother Rice? Say no more! The Brother Rice Paintball Club is exactly what you would want!

With his first year as the club leader and also being a very experienced paintballer himself, Mr. Maple has done a tremendous job of bringing guys in to join this tremendous club. The club is slowly but surely growing exponentially, and is on track to possibly being one of the largest clubs in the school! For a club that only meets once a month, that is quite impressive! The club currently has about […]

Action on the Battlefield2020-11-19T18:34:31-06:00

The Standard: Edmund Rice Camp: The Show Must Go On!


By Matthew Quattrocchi ‘21

Edmund Rice Camp is an annual tradition at Brother Rice and has been deeply embedded into our school’s culture to carry out the work of Edmund Ignatius Rice.

The year 2020 has brought many challenges in hosting a successful camp. Due to COVID, Edmund Rice Camp was canceled last year, leaving the Brother Rice community with unfinished business.

The Edmund Rice Camp student leaders are hopeful that the 2021 summer camp will be hosted, remaining optimistic in such unprecedented circumstances.

Mrs. England and Mr. Augustyn are the faculty directors of Edmund Rice Camp. When asked about the plans for camp this […]

The Standard: Edmund Rice Camp: The Show Must Go On!2020-11-19T18:22:45-06:00

The Standard: Notre Dame Stuns Top Ranked Clemson


By Michael Badke `21

The Fighting Irish arguably had one of their biggest wins in their storied program’s history, defeating the top-ranked Clemson Tigers in a double-overtime win.

The Clemson Tigers last regular-season loss was in 2017, and they were riding a 36 game regular season winning streak heading into last Saturday’s game against the Irish.

The Irish were down 13 points at halftime and didn’t take their first lead until the fourth quarter. With Clemson then taking the lead again, Notre Dame running back Kyren Williams tied the game up with 22 second left to send the game to overtime.

Myles Jones, a senior […]

The Standard: Notre Dame Stuns Top Ranked Clemson2020-11-19T18:16:58-06:00
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