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The Standard: Crusader Bowling Claims Chicago Catholic League


By Cullen Cosme ‘21

Last weekend the Crusader bowling team claimed the Chicago Catholic League title over the Shamrocks from St. Patrick led by huge performances by seniors Tony Lundy, Josh Bell, and Brennan O’Malley.

In a year where athletes across the state were uncertain if they would be given a season, the Crusaders made the most of it.

Senior Collin Rice said, “I felt excited when I found out that there would be a season, although I was kind of disheartened that the season was going to be short.”

Throughout the season, the Crusaders knew that they would turn it on. A few weeks […]

The Standard: Crusader Bowling Claims Chicago Catholic League2021-03-25T08:04:34-05:00

The Standard: Scholastic Bowl Team’s IHSA Regional Championship


By Adam Homel ‘21

The Brother Rice Scholastic Bowl team traveled to Sandburg High School to participate in the IHSA Regional Championships. The team’s moderators are Mrs. England and Mrs. Pansino, with senior Chris Staszak helping them.

Scholastic Bowl is an activity at Brother Rice where the students compete against other Catholic schools in an academic competition similar to an “academic Jeopardy.”

The Scholastic Bowl Team made it to the regional championship but fell short to the Sandburg High School team.

Before they entered the regional championship they defeated Evergreen Park High School 290-260, and Crete Monee high school 400-180.

The Scholastic Bowl team represented Brother […]

The Standard: Scholastic Bowl Team’s IHSA Regional Championship2021-03-25T08:04:46-05:00

The Standard: Awards season is here, if anyone remembers


By Dan Zapata ‘21

It’s always the same occurrence every year. You’re flipping through channels on the TV when you come across at least one commercial for the annual Oscar or Grammy awards.

You keep channel-surfing, because, who cares?

Well, this year is different. Despite the worldwide panic currently going on (specifying would take a while), the show must go on. Last Sunday, the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards took place two months later than it usually does, and the next day, nominations for the 93rd Annual Academy Awards, more commonly known as the Oscars, were announced, also having been pushed back.

The Grammys were held […]

The Standard: Awards season is here, if anyone remembers2021-03-24T23:05:17-05:00

The Standard: From Subpar to Spectacular: Ranking All Nine Films of the “Star Wars” Skywalker Saga


By Seamus Quinn ‘21

Since the release of the original film in 1977, “Star Wars” has risen to become a pop culture giant in the world of film. Generating giant space battles between empires and rebellions, depicting deadly duels between Jedi and Sith, and introducing incredible characters like Luke Skywalker, Master Yoda, and Darth Vader, the series has gone on to inspire the imaginations of its audience, be them old or young.

Yet, as with any franchise spanning three trilogies and 44 years, “Star Wars” has certainly had its ups and downs, which is why I have taken it upon myself to provide […]

The Standard: From Subpar to Spectacular: Ranking All Nine Films of the “Star Wars” Skywalker Saga2021-03-21T21:21:27-05:00

The Standard: Why the Chicago White Sox will win the 2021 World Series


By Aidan O’Connor ‘21

The Chicago White Sox have been in the spotlight lately. The combination of promising young stars and proven veterans are ready to put the MLB on notice.

Anyone who knows me knows I could go on and on about why the White Sox will go all the way this year, but for time purposes, I’ve been asked to keep it to a few reasons.

The Hitters

The Sox front office has done an outstanding job at building the current roster. Jose Abreu was the American League’s Most Valuable Player in 2020 and will look to continue his reign of terror this […]

The Standard: Why the Chicago White Sox will win the 2021 World Series2021-03-18T23:11:09-05:00

The Standard: First Year, Second Season, and a Return to Ultimate Frisbee


By Matthew Quattrocchi ‘21

Finally, in a break of cold weather and in the relief of warm weather, the Ultimate Frisbee team made it’s second semester debut for their first practices of 2021.

The club first started as a Kairos gimmick in September, but over the course of the school year has grown to be one of the most popular student activities at Rice, and the team couldn’t be more excited to be back in action.

Mr. Zielinski, one of the club moderators and coaches, said, “The return of warm weather this spring only meant one thing…the return of Ultimate Frisbee, and Ms. Sullivan […]

The Standard: First Year, Second Season, and a Return to Ultimate Frisbee2021-03-18T23:11:26-05:00

The Standard: The Week of Brother Rice Bowling


By Anthony Lundy ‘21

The Brother Rice Crusaders had two competitions against Southside rivals. The first match was against the Leo Lions and the second match was against the St. Laurence Vikings. The Crusaders have had a rough year so far and needed two wins to boost the team in conference standings.

On February 23, the Crusaders faced off against the Lions. The varsity was led by the senior core of Josh Bell, Tony Lundy, and Brennan O’Malley. In the first game, the Crusaders took a demanding lead with a high game of 251 by O’Malley ending with a 623 series. Leading series […]

The Standard: The Week of Brother Rice Bowling2021-03-18T22:58:20-05:00

The Standard: One Last Go Around


By Matt Murphy ‘21

Two months ago, an article was released by Michael O’Brien, a Chicago Tribune journalist, saying that there would be no high school basketball season this year amidst the worldwide pandemic. Social media instantly blew up with frustration and a bit of sorrow, most of which were athletes posting their farewell to their high school basketball career, and thanking their school for the opportunity. Nobody had ever thought that there would be a season.

Until one day, a different statement was released by the IHSA which stated that high school basketball was eligible to begin immediately. Tears of joy were […]

The Standard: One Last Go Around2021-03-18T23:11:34-05:00

The Standard: BRTV Breakdown


By Nick Cipriani ‘21

As high school sports start back up in Illinois, fans are dying to cheer on their favorite teams. Unfortunately, COVID-19 restrictions are keeping fans out of the gym.

Thankfully, Crusader Nation has BRTV to help out.

Brother Rice TV has been broadcasting every home basketball game. Fans are now able to cheer on the Crusaders from their living rooms.

The members of BRTV do a live play-by-play analysis for the varsity and sophomore games. They also live-stream the freshman games on Youtube. They even have commercials and food endorsements during halftime and other breaks.

Recently, Brother Rice TV called the biggest game […]

The Standard: BRTV Breakdown2021-03-18T23:11:49-05:00

The Standard: Crusader Soccer Season Preview


By Devlin Harris ‘21

Brother Rice soccer opens their season this Tuesday, March 16, against local rival Marist. This game will be even more difficult this year without 2019 Gatorade State Player of the Year, Jack Finnegan. Finnegan, who scored over 100 goals in his high school career for Brother Rice, graduated last year.

His departure puts a big hole in the offense. However, the Crusaders are still confident in their attack.

Senior Justin Hardiek said: “This year I think that we can surprise some people and win games. We have big shoes to fill with Jack being gone but I think we are […]

The Standard: Crusader Soccer Season Preview2021-03-18T23:12:04-05:00
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