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The Standard: 2021 Brother Rice Homecoming Dance


By Liam Nelligan ‘22

The 2021 Brother Rice Homecoming Dance was a great success. A lot of students attended and enjoyed the Mardi Gras themed night. Even though students had to wear masks the whole time, people had fun.

In the cafeteria there was a DJ and a dance floor. This was weird since the dance is usually in the main gym. There was an outdoor area for eating and sitting. Sandwiches were handed out as well as cookies and water bottles.

The theme of the night was Mardi Gras. Beads were hanging on students’ necks and there were streamers and balloons as decorations.

Everyone […]

The Standard: 2021 Brother Rice Homecoming Dance2021-10-13T23:02:28-05:00

The Standard: Crusader Spirit Week


By Connor O’Malley ‘22

Brother Rice had a fun week due to it being homecoming week. For homecoming, the school had a spirit week letting students dress out of uniform and had activities during lunch periods. This allowed the students to have a little fun during the week, with their homecoming dance coming up.

The activities this year were far-better than the activities had in previous years. Each day was something different including bouncy house dodgeball and a basketball game with multiple hoops. There was also a game where two people would balance on a circle, trying to hit each other off. The […]

The Standard: Crusader Spirit Week2021-10-13T22:57:32-05:00

The Standard: Brother Rice Opens Their Doors to Future Crusaders


By Kevin McDonald ‘22

On Sunday, Oct. 3, Brother Rice opened its doors to hundreds of prospective Crusader families. The Open House was very successful and welcomed several Crusaders of the next generation. With new clubs to show off and new opportunities for our students, Brother Rice had a lot to show, and it did exactly that.

One of the very popular stops in the open-house tour is the cafeteria. With all of our premier clubs being featured, many families like to stop and take in the greatness of the school. One club that consistently draws attention is Brother Rice Television, BRTV.

BRTV senior […]

The Standard: Brother Rice Opens Their Doors to Future Crusaders2021-10-13T22:48:41-05:00

The Standard: Putting Out The Season


By Gavin Flood ‘22

The Brother Rice Golf season has officially come to an end. The Crusaders had a spectacular season making their way all the way up to the sectionals tournament at Sanctuary Golf Course in New Lenox.

The Crusades first started their playoff run for the Catholic League which was played at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club. Joe Murphy, a senior on the golf team, played great, scoring a 78 and securing the low score for the Crusaders.

In the Catholic League tournament, the Crusaders placed 7th out of 12 teams and advanced to regionals.

Regionals were played at Old Oak Country […]

The Standard: Putting Out The Season2021-10-13T22:49:28-05:00

The Standard: Paving the Way for a Brighter Future – An Interview with Mr. Donahue


By Patrick Carney ‘22

If you had $2 million, would your first choice be to spend it on a parking lot? I know I certainly would not. However, after interviewing Mr. Donahue, president of Brother Rice High School, I have learned that this is only the beginning of a larger project to revamp the Brother Rice campus.

Because city standards have changed so much, the old parking lot required massive changes such as drainage and runoff areas. Rather than refurbish the old parking lot, the Brother Rice administration decided it would be best to build an entirely new parking lot to accommodate city […]

The Standard: Paving the Way for a Brighter Future – An Interview with Mr. Donahue2021-10-10T00:31:12-05:00

The Standard: What is The German Club?


By Julius Lujano ‘22

Come for the coffee, stay for the klatsch. The German Club, also known as Kaffeeklatsch is a club that has been around for many years but is not very well-known by the student body.

One stipulation many students believe is that you must be a German student to join the German Club. This is completely false. Anyone can join the club no matter what language class they take.

What happens in the German Club? Doc Luxem, the club adviser, brings different types of strudel and coffee into the classroom. For those who don’t know, strudel is a German layer pastry […]

The Standard: What is The German Club?2021-10-10T00:28:26-05:00

The Standard: Crusaders Win Instant Classic Versus Rival Mount Carmel


By Tim Hayes ’22

Fresh off an dominant 44-14 win against the De La Salle Meteors, the Crusaders traveled to 64th and Dante to take on rival Mount Carmel Caravan. Mount Carmel was coming off an unexpected 27-0 loss to St. Ignatius and was out for revenge.

The Caravan started fast with a 40-yard touchdown rush up the middle by Damarion Arrington to make it 7-0 early in the first quarter.

The Crusader offense responded quickly with Aaron Vaughn rushing to the left to make it 7-6. Kicker Jack Welniak missed the extra point but a flag was called on Mount Carmel. Coach Brian […]

The Standard: Crusaders Win Instant Classic Versus Rival Mount Carmel2021-10-10T00:25:05-05:00

The Standard: New Club at Brother Rice


By Griffin Conners ‘22

Brother Rice is starting a new club this year called the Esports club. Right now there are around 12-14 students in the club and they plan on recruiting many more. The members in this club play various games on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school.

Mateo Zarate, a member in the club, said, “We are focusing mainly on Rocket League and League of Legends as of right now until we grow the program.” The Esports club wants to build its program a lot.

Mateo said, “The future for right now is just getting more members. Eventually we’ll start playing other games […]

The Standard: New Club at Brother Rice2021-10-10T00:20:22-05:00

The Standard: Tales from The Drama Club: The Search for a Story


By Dana Alexander ‘22

In the wee afternoon hours of Sept. 22, the Brother Rice Drama Club convened to answer a vital questionL What would be this year’s show? At the beginning of the school year, the club meets to welcome new members and to decide on the annual production.

Apart from the rehearsals, pitching ideas for the show is usually a very animated and lively affair, this year was no different.

Even before the initial start of the meeting, ideas began to fly all around Room 204. A few of the pitches provided for ample laughter and understandable rejection from the moderators. Ideas […]

The Standard: Tales from The Drama Club: The Search for a Story2021-10-01T19:54:05-05:00

The Standard: Brother Rice Homecoming 2021


By Tom Golon ‘22

Brother Rice will host its annual homecoming dance on Saturday, Oct. 9. The dance will run from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Students must arrive before 8:00 p.m. and must leave by 10:20 p.m. All students must bring a date.

The dance is highly anticipated due to last year’s dance being canceled due to COVID.

“I am very excited to finally be able to have a normal homecoming, I think it will be a blast,” said Student Council President Pat Galeher.

The theme for the dance is Mardi Gras, and students can purchase a t-shirt online. The school week will be filled […]

The Standard: Brother Rice Homecoming 20212021-10-01T19:54:24-05:00

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