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The Standard: Seniors Today, Alumni Tomorrow


By Matthew Quattrocchi ‘21

I’ve always been told four years of high school would go by in the blink of an eye, but I never fully realized the truth in that until now.

It felt like yesterday I pulled a maroon and orange shirt out of a bag to announce where I was going to high school, and well, now, I’m ready to graduate.

I remember freshman year orientation and the first day of school, walking into Brother Rice with the band blasting maroon and orange into my ears and taking a seat on the bleachers.

That first day I was told to “get involved,” […]

The Standard: Seniors Today, Alumni Tomorrow2021-05-26T23:14:35-05:00

The Standard: My Senior Article


By Anthony Lundy ‘21

Looking back on my time here at Brother Rice, I have been waiting my whole high school career to become a senior. Watching them as a freshman, seeing them being leaders of the school was so cool to me. Four years later, I am sitting here being that leader but wanting to go back in time to restart my Rice journey.

The time I spent here has been the best four years of my life. I will never take any of these moments for granted, and I will always appreciate everything anyone has ever done for me.

As we are […]

The Standard: My Senior Article2021-05-26T23:07:31-05:00

The Standard: The Last Dance


By Quinn Clifford ‘21

In “The Office” finale, Andy Bernard said, “I wish there was a way to know you were in the good old days before you actually left them.”

These past four years at Brother Rice have been undoubtedly the best four years of my life. It is crazy to think that the strangers that sat next to me at freshman orientation are now my best friends and brothers. My shy self that walked through the doors four years ago could never have dreamed of the experience I have had as a Crusader.

Senior year.

The building. The people. The laughs. The fields. […]

The Standard: The Last Dance2021-05-21T10:30:55-05:00

The Standard: My Senior Year


By Dan Zapata ‘21

Going into this year, I didn’t know what to expect, but it was already clear that the senior year I had envisioned when I was a freshman wouldn’t be happening. Yes, I knew we were still in a pandemic. However, I thought the damage had been done to the Class of 2020, yet here I was already preparing my new double-monitor gaming PC for an entire school year worth of eLearning. My bedroom, once my comfort zone, was to be turned into a classroom. However, I lived here, meaning that during virtual days I would spend my entire […]

The Standard: My Senior Year2021-05-19T21:46:31-05:00

The Standard: Senior Year Reflection


By Jack Kelly ‘21

I write my final article for this class with mixed emotions. I say this not to sound special; I would almost guarantee that every senior journalism student feels the same way. But “mixed emotions” perfectly sums up how I feel right now.

When I first came to Rice, I was extremely shy. My natural tendency towards timidness was exacerbated by the fact that I hardly knew anyone going in. No one from my grammar school class was going to Rice, and while I did know one good friend who was going, he wasn’t in any classes with me. Besides […]

The Standard: Senior Year Reflection2021-05-19T21:39:36-05:00

The Standard: My Senior Year


By Garrett Greene ‘21

As an eighth grader, I was very skeptical about where I wanted to go to high school. I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to go to Marist, Brother Rice, or St. Laurence for the next four years. I ultimately decided to go to Brother Rice after being convinced by my fellow classmates at St. Linus.

Now as a graduating senior, I look back and realize that this was one of the best decisions I have ever made. At Brother Rice, I made lots of memories, learned life lessons, and met people who I will never forget.

Brother Rice allowed me […]

The Standard: My Senior Year2021-05-19T21:25:21-05:00

The Standard: All Rise for the Class of 2021


By Kevin O’Connell ‘21

Three hundred sixty-five days ago, I wasn’t sure if I would be having a senior year. COVID-19 had ended junior year abruptly, and the future was uncertain. It was a complicated summer, but thankfully, Brother Rice reopened for my senior year–and what a year it’s been.

For some background, I always knew I was going to attend Brother Rice. When I got here, however, it wasn’t exactly what I expected. For my first two or three years of high school, I struggled with anxiety issues that negatively affected my experience at school. If I’m being honest, I questioned whether […]

The Standard: All Rise for the Class of 20212021-05-18T21:48:35-05:00

My Senior Year: A Tale Unlike Anything Before


By Devlin Harris ‘21

As 8th grade Devlin walked through the North Gym doors for an Open House, he never could have imagined what would transpire in the coming years.

I did not want to go to Brother Rice. I went to a summer camp at Brother Rice when I was little and I hated it. However, my aunt knew many people in the Rice community so I had to go to at least one event there before I crossed it off my list. I moped through the doors and met my guide. He cracked jokes and took me on a tour of […]

My Senior Year: A Tale Unlike Anything Before2021-05-18T21:48:43-05:00

The Standard: Senior Year Wrap-Up


By Sean Deane ‘21

As senior year comes to an end, I cannot help but think about how different it would have been without COVID-19, but not in a bad way. The pandemic forced me out of my comfort zone.  I had been hanging out with the same group of friends and fallen into the same routine since I had started high school.  Most of those friends were guys that I knew from grammar school.

I still love all of those friends and hang out with them from time to time.  However, with all of the free time I had to think during […]

The Standard: Senior Year Wrap-Up2021-05-18T21:12:03-05:00

The Standard: Turning The Page


By Danny Wallace ‘21

The dreaded reality I have been fearing for years has finally arrived. Two weeks from now, I will have officially graduated from Brother Rice, my second home for the past four years. And I can confidently say that I loved every single second of it.

The timing of this piece cannot be any more meaningful. The entire senior class has just reconvened after more than a year-long hiatus because of COVID-19. Not seeing some of my closest friends for such a long time almost made me forget how special Brother Rice actually is.

But, these last couple of weeks have […]

The Standard: Turning The Page2021-05-16T21:48:33-05:00
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