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The Standard: Brother Rice Defeats Yorkville to Advance to State Quarterfinals


By Jacob Wizgird ‘22

People were doubting Brother Rice after their close first round game vs Wheaton Warrenville South. Khary Shaw made the game saving play to secure the close win 27-26, it was nonetheless a scare for a team deemed by many the “title contender” in Class 7A.

Going into their road matchup against Yorkville in the second round, the Crusaders silenced the critics with a 45-7 victory. The Crusaders rushed past the Foxes behind aenior Aaron Vaughn’s three rushing touchdowns as well as Jack Lausch’s two rushing touchdowns.

Jack Lausch also found a wide open Da’Kobie Wordlaw II in front of the […]

The Standard: Brother Rice Defeats Yorkville to Advance to State Quarterfinals2021-11-14T10:18:03-06:00

The Standard: Oh, the Fun of College Applications


By Tim Hayes ‘22

For most teenagers, leaving for college is all they can think of. They just want freedom and to party all day. Many, including me, didn’t realize the immense strain caused by college application.

Because of Covid-19, I couldn’t do any college visits my entire junior year. I didn’t get to have my first college visit until the last week of June of this year. Before that, I didn’t realize how close I needed all my stuff in and actually do the research I needed on schools.

Naturally, I did what most kids do when it comes to college applications: Procrastinate, […]

The Standard: Oh, the Fun of College Applications2021-11-14T10:10:32-06:00

The Standard: Fear the Beard


By Griffin Conners ‘22

This year is the Fifth Annual Fear the Beard Fundraiser at Brother Rice. Fear the Beard is a fundraiser for the Andrew Weishar Foundation, fighting against pediatric cancer.

Students and faculty who participate will not have to shave their beards from November 8th to December 3. In order to participate students and faculty must donate $50 beforehand. The goal this year is to have at least 100 people participate, which would raise $5,000. Rolando Sepulveda, who is participating in this year’s Fear the Beard said, “I believe we will be able to reach the $5000 goal.”

Jack Byrne said, “I […]

The Standard: Fear the Beard2021-11-14T10:27:19-06:00

The Standard: Running Ugly


By Julius Lujano ‘22

The cross country team had an eventful season filled with various improvements. The first major event of the season was the announcement of the two team captains seniors Jack Antonsen and Sean McNally.

What followed was an exciting and eventful season for the runners. All levels of the program “Ran Ugly”and had great improvements over the season.

Many new freshman runners joined the team and added greatly to the frosh-soph team performance. Throughout the season, the frosh-soph team would place highly in many different meets, winning a few of them on their way to the CCL Championship.

Coach Wazio worked the […]

The Standard: Running Ugly2021-11-14T09:47:58-06:00

The Standard: Feels like the 90s


By Tony Macellaio ‘22

The Chicago Bulls are back.

It’s been a long time since the Bulls have looked like a playoff contending team. Bulls fans have been praying for a special season since the end of the Derrick Rose era.

The team’s front office answered those prayers.

During this past summer, the Bulls added some superstar talent to the team’s roster. Demar DeRozan, Lonzo Ball, and Alex Caruso all are new faces to the organization. These guys aren’t just some average additions. These guys are able to make substantial impacts on big time basketball games.

These guys have definitely fit in pretty well with returning […]

The Standard: Feels like the 90s2021-11-14T08:41:36-06:00

The Standard: Lausch Takes Home the Lawless


By Mike Fahy ‘22

It’s not every year that a player like Brother Rice quarterback Jack Lausch comes around. If you have seen him play sometime in the past two seasons, you would know that he is a good football player. However, this season, he has dominated his way to winning the Tony Lawless Player of the Year for the CCL Blue Conference. In other words, he took home the MVP.

Through eight regular season games this season, the dual-threat quarterback put up video game numbers. He totaled 1,736 yards passing with a 67% completion percentage, 659 yards rushing and 28 total touchdowns. […]

The Standard: Lausch Takes Home the Lawless2021-11-08T20:07:36-06:00

The Standard: The French Dispatch Movie Review


By Dana Alexander ‘22

“I didn’t need to watch the credits to know this movie was directed by Wes Anderson,” said Pat Swanson.

For the past two-and-a-half decades, Wes Anderson has invited the world to his labyrinthine style of filmmaking. His films are littered with whimsical and intricately constructed characters and dialogue. This is then complemented by carefully staged symmetrical shots that seek to push the boundaries of the word nuance.

On Oct. 29, I, along with Patrick Swanson, Danny Hartz, and Matt Durkin ventured to AMC Crestwood to view his new film, “The French Dispatch,” described as a love letter to journalism, infused […]

The Standard: The French Dispatch Movie Review2021-11-08T20:06:02-06:00

The Standard: Application Anticipation


By John Finnell ‘22

Once again, we find ourselves in the first days of November, which means the first major deadline for college applications has passed: early action. As students panic to finish up essays and send in their letters of recommendation, it seems prudent to examine what has caused this rush.

Even the most prepared students seem to be scrambling with the many, many parts of college applications, Common App and others. Teachers and counselors, too, are overwhelmed with letters of recommendation and transcript requests.

College counselor Clare Foertsch said, “We’ve been saying this since the start of the year, so we wouldn’t […]

The Standard: Application Anticipation2021-11-07T17:13:39-06:00

The Standard: Winter is Coming


By Kevin Conlon ‘22

With football season coming to its climax. Crusader fans may be worried about the impending boredom without sports. Have no fear.

Winter is coming, and the Crusaders are ready.

Wrestling season kicks off on Nov. 24. The team looks forward to a great season as this team is the most talented it has ever been. Tommy Bennett, who was ranked third in the state last season, is looking to have an explosive senior campaign. Returning captain Manny Flores is looking to place at state this season. Manny came up short last season at sectionals, and he’s coming back with vengeance.

In […]

The Standard: Winter is Coming2021-11-07T17:11:21-06:00

The Standard: Brother Rice Soccer Season Wrap-up


By Tom Golon ‘22

The Brother Rice soccer team, coached by Matt Prunckle and Kevin MacAlinden, had a season to remember. The Crusaders had been struggling to find success since star player Jack Finnegan graduated.

However, this year was different; the Crusaders brought in a very strong freshman class. The Crusaders starting lineup for their first game of the season consisted of 6 freshmen, 1 sophomore, 2 juniors, and 2 seniors. The kicking Crusaders started off the season hot with a record of 5-2, making it clear that Brother Rice was going to be a competitor this season.

Things took a turn for the […]

The Standard: Brother Rice Soccer Season Wrap-up2021-11-08T20:07:47-06:00

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