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The Standard: Crusaders Best Redhawks in Double Overtime

2022-01-22T14:44:35-06:00

By Kevin Conlon ‘22

The historic rivalry between the Crusaders and Redhawks is filled with so many hard fought battles and this game sure lived up to the rivalry. No. 12 ranked Brother Rice took on unranked Marist in a battle that will go down as one of the craziest games ever.  Marist may not be ranked but they are for sure a tough team with a lot of fight in them as they took the game to a double overtime nail-biter.

There was a lot of bad blood in the air because of the recent wrestling meet where Marist beat Brother Rice.  […]

The Standard: Crusaders Best Redhawks in Double Overtime2022-01-22T14:44:35-06:00

The Standard: Bennett Looking to Finish the Mission

2022-01-20T21:04:43-06:00

By Tony Macellaio ‘22

After three years of wrestling in high school Tommy Bennett is still chasing something. Bennett has qualified to state every year throughout his high school tenure. He has yet to stand on the podium as a champion, but something is different this year.

As a senior captain of the team, Bennett has embraced his role and made some major adjustments to his approach this season.

With COVID-19 causing an unusual wrestling season last year it was easy for athletes to slack off and lose leverage on other competitors.

Tommy did the opposite.

Morning workouts became a usual start to the day before […]

The Standard: Bennett Looking to Finish the Mission2022-01-20T21:04:43-06:00

The Standard: “The Tragedy of MacBeth” Film Review

2022-01-20T20:55:47-06:00

By Dana Alexander ‘22

“Shakespeare’s plays are boring and aren’t relevant in a modern setting,” said Matt Durkin, a friend who attends St. Rita.

This is a thought countless people have had when digesting the vast works of William Shakespeare. However, “The Tragedy of MacBeth” not only disproves this misconception about Shakespeare plays, but transforms into something that is utterly wicked and mesmerizing.

This film is without a doubt an important landmark in Joel Coen’s career. This is the first film he has solo directed in 14 years. He’d previously co-directed his last projects with his brother Ethan. Going into this film, Coen had […]

The Standard: “The Tragedy of MacBeth” Film Review2022-01-20T20:55:47-06:00

The Standard: My four years with Brother Rice soccer

2022-01-20T20:47:25-06:00

By Tom Golon ‘22

The Brother Rice soccer program has had a major impact on my life since the day I became a part of it. About halfway through the summer coming into my freshman year we started soccer camp. Rice had hired a new head coach for the team who was supposed to flip the program around. Everyone was eager to meet him.

Freshman year was a great experience; our coaches were fun while still being effective.

“If it were not for soccer I don’t think I would have had half as many friends freshman year,” said senior Kian Culkin.

Everyone made new friends […]

The Standard: My four years with Brother Rice soccer2022-01-20T20:47:25-06:00

The Standard: The Drama Club Dilemma

2022-01-20T20:38:53-06:00

By John Finnell ‘22

The Brother Rice Drama Club is back at last, preparing for their next show, a live performance of the timeless classic “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.” After the cancellation and comeback of last year’s show, the Drama Club is once again under threat of cancellation.

This time, COVID-19 is not to blame for the Drama Club’s troubles. Plenty of precautions have been taken to keep things safe, both for practice and the show. No, the problem this time around is much simpler; there just aren’t enough members.

Though the show has been in production for months, there just aren’t enough actors […]

The Standard: The Drama Club Dilemma2022-01-20T20:38:53-06:00

The Standard: The Return to 45 Minute Schedule

2022-01-20T20:28:16-06:00

By Mike Fahy ‘22

School is back in action for the second semester here at Brother Rice, and with the second semester comes the return of the dreaded 45 minute schedule.

Students loved the Covid 40 minute schedule where students who had an 8th period would leave school at 2:04. The 40 minute schedule was implemented when everyone returned to school after summer break in 2020. With the return of the 45 minute schedule, students won’t get out of school until 2:45.

Senior Jimmy Hogan said, “I loved the 40 minute schedule. I was able to get home from school at 2:15 and finish […]

The Standard: The Return to 45 Minute Schedule2022-01-20T20:28:16-06:00

The Standard: BRTV achieves record viewing numbers in the Mt. Carmel playoff game

2021-12-09T21:24:22-06:00

By Jack O ́Connell ‘22

On Saturday Nov.13, the Brother Rice football team won a huge playoff game at home against conference rival Mount Carmel. With a final score of 42-28, it was   the second time this season that the Crusaders beat the Caravan. The Crusaders beat Carmel in the spring as well, making this the third time in six months. This was not only a monumental moment in Brother Rice history for the football team, but also for the BRTV program as well.

The broadcast of the Carmel playoff game sits at 25,000 views. This is the most watched broadcast BRTV has […]

The Standard: BRTV achieves record viewing numbers in the Mt. Carmel playoff game2021-12-09T21:24:22-06:00

The Standard: Brother Rice Wrestling Starts Strong at the Harvest Classic

2021-12-09T21:07:41-06:00

By Jack Mallon ‘22

The Crusader wrestling team started the season off strong in the first two meets. The Crusaders hosted Tinley Park and Manteno on Tuesday, Nov. 23. The Crusaders swept the competition as the varsity team started the season off 2-0. The next day they faced St. Laurence and Mt. Carmel at home. The Crusaders beat St. Laurence, but fell short to the Caravan.

This past weekend, the Crusaders faced off in their first tournament in two years. The varsity wrestling team participated in the annual Harvest Classic at Lake Central High School in Saint John, Indiana.

The tournament featured some of […]

The Standard: Brother Rice Wrestling Starts Strong at the Harvest Classic2021-12-09T21:07:41-06:00

The Standard: Record Setting Giving Tuesday

2021-12-09T21:00:19-06:00

By Danny White ‘22

In 2012, a new national holiday was created. This holiday has been expanding each year since its creation and is becoming more known. It was created for a simple idea: a day for people around the world to do good.

This holiday is known as Giving Tuesday, and for Brother Rice High School it is one of the most important days of the year. An email sent out to the Brother Rice community stated that the goal is ¨ensuring future students have the same exceptional experience our 20,000 graduates over the past 65 years all had.¨

That standard is important […]

The Standard: Record Setting Giving Tuesday2021-12-09T21:00:19-06:00

The Standard: Brother Rice Hockey Continues to Fight for First

2021-12-09T20:54:42-06:00

By Kevin Murphy ‘22

The Brother Rice hockey team is on the rise in the CCHL, the Chicago Catholic Hockey League, with the recent 1-1 tie against Providence Catholic. The Crusaders have been playing well all season, with a winning record at 4-2-1.

Providence, who is 8-5-1, is currently in second place in the league, only behind the 9-1 Benet Redwings. Dec. 5 saw the second meeting of Rice and Providence, and this time was as exciting as the first. The Crusaders fought hard to get their revenge after the 1-0 loss earlier in the season and continue to climb the season standings.

Junior […]

The Standard: Brother Rice Hockey Continues to Fight for First2021-12-09T20:54:42-06:00

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