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We Remember Our Teacher and Colleague, Mr. Bob Peters


Mr. Peters was a bright happy-go-lucky man with a heart of gold and a friendly soul. I may not have had him as a teacher, but I always passed by his class and he would be there with a warm and friendly “hello!” I will miss him for sure. If only I had the chance to say hello and goodbye to him one last time. Great man, very great man. Even though he won’t be with us personally, we have to know that he’s always going to still be with us, spiritually. So long, Mr. Peters! Aireoidh muid uainn thú! (Irish for “We will miss […]

We Remember Our Teacher and Colleague, Mr. Bob Peters2020-06-01T23:23:42-05:00

The Standard: Sharing the Spotlight


By Connor Glennon ‘20

Well, I must say it does feel weird writing a reflection on a story written about me, so let’s change the script a little bit.

While it is really cool to see your name and picture in the paper, it is even cooler to share the moment with those who helped you get there. For me, my family has been everything up to this point. My father has taught me everything I know about life and basketball. My sister has always made the game a little more fun than anybody else did. My mother has never missed a game […]

The Standard: Sharing the Spotlight2020-05-12T11:24:44-05:00

The Standard: Golfing with the Boys


By Ronan Dolan ‘20

When this quarantine wraps up and we are free to do whatever we want, I think the thing I am most excited for is golfing with my friends.

During the summer last year, my friends and I spent much time at the golf course. The game is very calming but at the same time, it can be very exciting when you are surrounded by idiotic high school boys.

Racing the golf carts around and arguing with my friends about who is better at putting is just one of the things I miss about golfing.

Senior Charlie Fitzgerald says, “I am going […]

The Standard: Golfing with the Boys2020-05-06T19:02:12-05:00

The Standard: Life Outside the Bubble


By Charlie Fitzgerald ‘20

As quarantine has been in effect for about eight weeks now, I’ve started to reminisce of the things I miss most about normal life. Topping my list is the Mount Greenwood Rec League.

My four friends and I have been participating in a basketball league since early January and were the #1 seed in the playoffs when the disastrous virus struck.

Nick Reidy was at the Palos Rec Center when he received the text.

“Guys you’re not going to believe this,” Nick said. “Coach Jay has suspended the league indefinitely.”

As all of our faces dropped, we looked to the TV screen […]

The Standard: Life Outside the Bubble2020-05-06T18:53:49-05:00

The Standard: I can’t wait to see my family when this is over.


By Declan McGuire ‘20

Don’t get me wrong— Zoom, Facetime, and Houseparty are all very fun and do a great job of bringing us together, but I’d be lying if I said it was better than talking with people face to face.

As someone who spends time with his family pretty regularly, quarantine has made it hard for us to do that unless it’s 6 feet apart or on a screen. One thing I can’t wait to do when this is over is see my family.

Even though every now and then they may drive you crazy, you still love them at the end […]

The Standard: I can’t wait to see my family when this is over.2020-05-05T23:34:04-05:00

The Standard: Missing the Water


By Ronan Dolan ‘20

The many months of this quarantine have been torture and lately I have been thinking of the first thing I will do once it is all over.

Seeing as the weather will be warm by the time June 1 rolls around, I believe that the best thing that I could do would be to take a nice swim. I miss the beach, the pool, and any other way of being able to cool myself in some cool water.

Senior Jack Eastman said, “I miss being able to take a ride over to Ridge Country Club and cooling off in its […]

The Standard: Missing the Water2020-05-05T23:31:57-05:00

The Standard: I can’t wait to eat at The Patio when this is over.


By Grant Gierhahn ‘20

In the midst of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, our support for local businesses, particularly restaurants, is paramount. All eateries, both big and small, have been forced to drastically adjust their operation strategies. The traditional dining experience has, unfortunately, gone on an involuntary hiatus for over a month now, due to social-distancing mandates.

Anyone who knows me well definitely grasps my deep appreciation for BBQ grub, especially from Chicagoland’s The Patio. The mouthwatering, neighborhood chain has six restaurants, located in Bridgeview, Darien, Orland Park, Lombard, Bolingbrook and Aurora.

For good reason, I’ve ordered the same meal every time at The Patio […]

The Standard: I can’t wait to eat at The Patio when this is over.2020-05-05T23:05:19-05:00

The Standard: I Can’t Wait To Be Free


By Luke Onoroto ‘20

If someone were to ask me what the best part of quarantine ending is going to be, I would definitely tell them that being free again is.

With the way quarantine is now, I feel trapped in my house and extremely limited.

Rhe past four years of high school and teenage life have been great, and the lack of responsibilities compared to college or adult life is something I definitely have not taken for granted.

Despite my appreciation for having a great past few years, I can’t help but dwell on the fact that I’m trapped for the last half of […]

The Standard: I Can’t Wait To Be Free2020-05-05T23:03:34-05:00

The Standard: I Can’t Wait To Eat at Ricobene’s


By Henry Barsch ‘20

Something else I cannot wait to resume is eating out at Ricobene’s on 26th St.

It is something I have been doing since I was a sophomore. Not long after I got my license, somebody took me down to Ricobene’s. I cannot remember who showed me the spot for the life of me, but I am forever grateful for their contributions to my palate.

Based on 26th and almost Princeton, Ricobene’s is in a very good spot in the city. Right south of Chinatown and the South Loop and East of Bridgeport, the famed location is not too far from […]

The Standard: I Can’t Wait To Eat at Ricobene’s2020-05-05T22:59:41-05:00

The Standard: I Want to Go to College


By Dan Golon ‘20

Amid the Coronavirus pandemic and all its effects, it’s hard to look toward the future, because all the future holds is more things for this virus to ruin.

For me, one big motivating factor is looking forward to college, but simultaneously, my biggest fear is that they might take it away from us.

I have spent the last two years of my life pondering the concept of college, especially these last few weeks leading up to May 1. The amount of time and effort I have put into scholarships, essays, applications, and decisions, is obscene. I have spent an unreal […]

The Standard: I Want to Go to College2020-05-05T22:55:12-05:00
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