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The Standard: Brother Rice vs. Fenwick Basketball Thriller

2021-03-03T23:11:48-06:00

By Quinn Clifford ‘21

On Friday, Feb. 26, the Brother Rice basketball team faced off against Fenwick in a highly-anticipated Chicago Catholic League (CCL) matchup. The Fenwick Friars, led by Kentucky recruit Bryce Hopkins, went on the road to play the extremely balanced Crusaders in the Brother Rice south gym at 7:00 p.m. Both teams were undefeated in the Catholic League, so this matchup set up for primetime high school basketball.

The game was back-and-forth at the start, as expected. After leading 17-15 at the end of the first quarter, Fenwick began to pull away.

The size of Bryce Hopkins and the rest […]

The Standard: Brother Rice vs. Fenwick Basketball Thriller2021-03-03T23:11:48-06:00

The Standard: Swimming Crusaders fall short against St. Ignatius

2021-03-03T23:00:32-06:00

By Sean Mahanes ‘21

On Saturday morning, the Brother Rice swim team took to the “swamp” to square off with St. Ignatius. The Crusaders were unable to continue the momentum from last weekend’s win against De La Salle, suffering a tough home loss to the Wolf Pack on both the varsity and junior varsity levels. The team now enters the final week of regular season play with a respectable record of 2-2.

Despite the loss, senior star Kiernan Schumacher turned in a great performance, taking first place in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle. The senior leader voiced his pleasure with his team’s effort.

Kiernan […]

The Standard: Swimming Crusaders fall short against St. Ignatius2021-03-03T23:00:32-06:00

The Standard: Ranking the Harry Potter Books

2021-03-03T22:55:53-06:00

By Kevin O’Connell ‘21

Over the span of ten years, British author J.K. Rowling brought a world of witchcraft and wizardry to life with the Harry Potter series. The adventures of wizarding savior Harry Potter have since become a staple of pop culture and a source of comfort and inspiration in the lives of many. This series is one of my favorite stories ever told, which is why I recently decided to reread all of the books.

As I relived Rowling’s creation in those pages, I started thinking about which book would be my favorite, if I had to choose. While I love […]

The Standard: Ranking the Harry Potter Books2021-03-03T22:55:53-06:00

The Standard: The NHL Visits Lake Tahoe

2021-03-03T22:51:54-06:00

By Danny Wallace ‘21

Lake Tahoe, a breathtakingly beautiful lake on the California-Nevada border, was the site of two NHL contests last week. The switch to this scenic landscape from the usual NHL outdoor game setting of an MLB or NFL stadium galvanized fans across the nation.

And, oh my, did the gamble pay off.

On Feb. 20, the Colorado Avalanche faced off against the Vegas Golden Knights on the 18th fairway of Edgewood Tahoe Resort in Stateline, Nev. with the Sierra Nevada looming in the distance. Even without fans due to COVID-19, the atmosphere was unbelievable as it was just pure hard-nosed hockey, […]

The Standard: The NHL Visits Lake Tahoe2021-03-03T22:51:54-06:00

The Standard: The Brother Rice Diversity Club Stems Out

2021-03-03T22:35:22-06:00

By Dan Zapata ‘21

The Brother Rice Diversity Club has existed for several years, but in times where injustice still lurks on American soil, more students have joined to have their voices heard. This year, the club received a very exclusive opportunity to collaborate with other schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

The summer of 2020 proved to be a turning point in the movement to call for an end to racial injustice. Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago also advocated for change, specifically for schools associated with the Archdiocese of Chicago, to shape the narrative and become champions of racial equity and justice.

However, […]

The Standard: The Brother Rice Diversity Club Stems Out2021-03-03T22:35:22-06:00

The Standard: The Brother Rice Diversity Club Stems Out

2021-03-01T08:50:21-06:00

By Dan Zapata ‘21

The Brother Rice Diversity Club has existed for several years, but in times where injustice still lurks on American soil, more students have joined to have their voices heard. This year, the club received a very exclusive opportunity to collaborate with other schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

The summer of 2020 proved to be a turning point in the movement to call for an end to racial injustice. Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago also advocated for change, specifically for schools associated with the Archdiocese of Chicago, to shape the narrative and become champions of […]

The Standard: The Brother Rice Diversity Club Stems Out2021-03-01T08:50:21-06:00

The Standard: Skating Crusaders outplay but fall to St. Rita 2-1.

2021-02-26T00:02:48-06:00

By Michael Badke ‘21

The Brother Rice hockey team lost its first Chicago Catholic Hockey League game Thursday night against the St. Rita Mustangs. The Crusaders fell with the final score of 2-1 despite outshooting the Mustangs 48-24. St. Rita goalie Michael Menard had an unbelievable game in net saving 47 out of 48 shots.

The Crusaders came into the game ranked second in the CCHL with wins over Carmel Mundelein and Notre Dame of Niles and a 2-0 record. The Mustangs came into the game 0-1 after losing to Marmion Academy 5-1. The Mustangs came out quick with a fast start, scoring […]

The Standard: Skating Crusaders outplay but fall to St. Rita 2-1.2021-02-26T00:02:48-06:00

The Standard: Illinois High School Sports Are Back

2021-02-25T23:56:57-06:00

By Cullen Cosme ‘21

Not long ago it seemed as if high school student-athletes were going to miss out on their seasons due to the pandemic. Golf, cross-country and other low-risk sports were allowed to play while high-risk sports such as football and basketball seemed to be pushed back further and further.

Many looked at it as if the IHSA kept kicking the can down the road or the governor was moving the goalposts on the kids.

Back in the fall, the IHSA decided that they were going to go against the governor and start the basketball season on time. Then the plan didn’t […]

The Standard: Illinois High School Sports Are Back2021-02-25T23:56:57-06:00

The Standard: COVID Ash Wednesday at Brother Rice

2021-02-25T23:50:22-06:00

By Adam Homel ‘21

Ash Wednesday starts off Lent in the Catholic Church. The ashes people receive symbolizes death and repentance. Christians receive ashes to show repentance because they believe Christ died for us.

This Ash Wednesday, many priests and bishops of the Diocese of Chicago changed the way they gave ashes due to this pandemic.

Peer Minister Joe Hladik ’21 said, “This is a crazy year with everything going on. At first, I didn’t think I was going to be able to receive, let alone give, ashes, but I am glad I was able to. I was happy to give ashes to my […]

The Standard: COVID Ash Wednesday at Brother Rice2021-02-25T23:50:22-06:00

Crusader Day Traders

2021-02-25T23:45:10-06:00

By Jack Kelly ‘21

These days, 99th and Pulaski is starting to feel like Wall Street.

The Brother Rice Student Council has started an investment club game on MarketWatch.com. With almost 100 current players, it has simulated hundreds of day trades from rookie Crusader investors on a daily basis. The game itself is not only a blast, but it is also a great learning tool.

Senior Quinn Clifford said, “As someone who did not know too much about the stock market before joining the game, the MarketWatch game is a great chance for me to learn by preparing myself for making real trades in […]

Crusader Day Traders2021-02-25T23:45:10-06:00
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