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The Standard: The Burial of Indigent People


By Mac Murzyn ‘24

On Nov. 20, Mr. Dolan took members of the Brother Rice Advocacy Club to Mount Olivet Cemetery. Members went to show gratitude and condolences towards the remains of the indigent people.

It was rainy and cold, but that did not stop people from showing up. There were more than 100 people in attendance. Members of the Advocacy Club helped bring out caskets and lower them into graves.

Many members of the club shared their thoughts on the ceremony.

Junior Conner Stack said, “It was a nice ceremony for those who are “forgotten” in the eyes of society. Standing next to the […]

The Standard: The Burial of Indigent People2023-11-30T22:44:19-06:00

The Standard: Jack Harlow’s Halftime Monstrosity


By Tommy Scott ‘24

During the Thanksgiving matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions, Jack Harlow arguably gave the worst halftime performance ever. His performance looks even worse than it already did when seen next to Dolly Parton’s.

Junior Pat Hermanson said, “Jack Harlow should’ve been more like Dolly.”

The performance lasted six minutes, and nearly all who saw it said it was underwhelming. To put how underwhelming the performance was into perspective, the stage didn’t take up half the field in length. It seemed they laid a tarp on the field, gave Harlow the microphone, and told him to play. […]

The Standard: Jack Harlow’s Halftime Monstrosity2023-11-30T22:40:02-06:00

The Standard: Any Hope


By Colin Welniak ‘24

As the NFL season is winding down, one thing is for sure. The Chicago Bears will go yet another season below 500 while not making the playoffs.

Senior Ryan Hartz said, “It’s really frustrating turning the Bears game on and just watching loss after loss. It really is demoralizing to watch.”

The Bears are currently going into week 12 with a record of 4-8, and are arguably the worst team in the NFL. The Bears were the worst team in the NFL finishing the 2022-2023 season.

Senior Tyler Wojcik said, “It’s not even worth watching the games anymore. It’s just sad.”

The […]

The Standard: Any Hope2023-11-30T22:35:57-06:00

The Standard: The Mighty Saders


By Leo Niksic ‘24

As the season is rolling along, the Brother Rice Hockey team is off to a shaky start; they are 3-8 and 5th in their conference. They hope to get back on track with a win on Sunday, Dec 3rd, against a big conference rival, St. Rita.

The team is led by their captain, Jack Keaty. He is a fabulous player and is a threat every time he touches the puck. Alongside Keaty are his three alternate captains, sophomore James Esposito, junior Nathan Wilczak, and senior Tommy Witt, who are all playmakers and have great vision on the ice.

Rice still […]

The Standard: The Mighty Saders2023-11-30T22:33:47-06:00

The Standard: The Hooping Crusaders


By Nolan Navarrete ‘24

Basketball season is in full swing at Brother Rice, and the boys are ready to compete for a state championship. The expectations are high for the Crusaders after coming off a sectional championship appearance, but the road to get back there will not be easy.

The Crusaders are ranked 12th during the preseason in the state of Illinois by the Sun Times. Along with the media, the players are also excited and have hopeful expectations as the season emerges.

Senior guard Jack Gorman said, “We know the expectations are high, but we know what we are capable of doing this […]

The Standard: The Hooping Crusaders2023-11-25T20:34:25-06:00

The Standard: The Show Must Go On


By Patrick Panarese24

The musical Chicago was performed at Mother McAuley Nov. 16-19 last week. People all over the South Side were excited to see this show. Cast members of the show were saying their friends and families thought of it as one the most flawless performances of Chicago they have ever seen. They didn’t notice any issues.

In theater, no matter how perfect the show is going, whether it is a terrible run or a perfect run, there are always problems that occur behind the scenes. Even though there can be a problem, the show must go on.

Senior Jack O’Malley played […]

The Standard: The Show Must Go On2023-11-25T20:26:32-06:00

The Standard: Jacob Scholarship


By Timmy O’Hara ‘24

Shaun Jacob was a Brother Rice alumnus. He loved Brother Rice and was a great example of an exceptional Crusader. Shaun created a great environment for everyone around him. Everyone knew he was special.

Shaun played basketball at Brother Rice and loved the sport. He continued to play basketball at St. Ambrose University. He was a great team player. Everyone respected him and loved him as a teammate.

The Jacob scholarship is given to people who are tremendous students. You have to be an exceptional crusader and have to “Act Manfully in Christ Jesus.” It is a great honor to […]

The Standard: Jacob Scholarship2023-11-25T20:21:49-06:00

The Standard: 2023 Crusader Turkey Bowl


By Rudy Perez ‘24

One of the best traditions that comes with Thanksgiving is Turkey Bowls. The Crusaders held their annual Turkey Bowl last Thursday, Nov. 16.

There was a great showing, with 21 teams; however, only one team came out on top. This year’s champion was Team Callaghan.

The championship game kicked off under the lights after a long day of games. It was a triple overtime thriller, ending in a Ryan Hartz touchdown pass to Chris Daugherty.

Team Callaghan consisted of only Brother Rice baseball players.

Senior captain Chris Daugherty said, “You know, we put a lot of hard work leading up to the […]

The Standard: 2023 Crusader Turkey Bowl2023-11-25T20:18:25-06:00

The Standard: USA Hockey Implementing Neck Guards


By Tommy Witt ‘24

A few weeks ago in the European Hockey League, a tragic accident occurred causing Adam Johnson to lose his life. While skating into the zone, an opposing player was tripped, causing him to fly into the air uncontrolled and cutting Johnson in the neck with his skate blade. This is an extremely rare occurrence that turned tragic for the hockey community. Once sliced, Johnson’s teammates and trainers rushed to give him medical attention and transported him to the nearest hospital. Unfortunately, too much blood was lost and Johnson passed away.

This incident caused outrage in the hockey community for […]

The Standard: USA Hockey Implementing Neck Guards2023-11-25T20:11:40-06:00

The Standard: Fortnite’s OG Takeover


By Kevin Worthy ‘24

Recently the game Fortnite has made a comeback and is blowing back up throughout the world. After Fortnite released their OG season, all of their players have decided to make a comeback.

Fortnite was a very popular video game back in 2017 where kids ranging from 10-years-old to men in their 40’s played the game. Any free time in a boy’s life they would be spent playing Fortnite.

Senior Richard Willis said, “I loved Fortnite a couple years ago. To have all of our favorite items that we all missed is very nostalgic.”

Everyone who has played Fortnite is coming back […]

The Standard: Fortnite’s OG Takeover2023-11-25T20:08:42-06:00


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