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The Standard: Athletes Failing to be Role Models


By Jimmy Gilmartin ‘23

Over the past few months, there have been a handful of stories released about some of the nation’s top athletes getting in serious trouble. The most notable incident involved NBA superstar Ja Morant.

Morant is arguably the best young player in the NBA and is on track to becoming the next face of the league. That is, of course, if he can stay out of trouble.

Morant has been involved in two incidents over the past month that really put his character into question. Just days after a story came out about Morant punching a 17-year-old over a basketball game, […]

The Standard: Athletes Failing to be Role Models2023-03-15T17:15:39-05:00

The Standard: Crusader’s Baseball Preview


By Joshua Sutker ‘23

After coming up short of our goal in the 2022 season, the swinging ‘Saders are back and ready to go for another great spring.

Sophomore infielder Aiden Nohava said, “Watching last year’s team from the outside, I was eager to start the season up. I know that we did a lot of good things last year, but we didn’t get that state championship.”

The Crusaders finished in third place of 4A state finals last year. They ended with a regular season record of 36-6 and went 16-2 in conference play. Their regular season record was good enough to be named […]

The Standard: Crusader’s Baseball Preview2023-03-15T16:26:25-05:00

The Standard: Trap


By Mateo Perez ‘23

Set in Menachap, California, every person in the audience of a high school play falls unconscious–every person but one. What happened?

This year, Mother McAuley’s spring play is “Trap,” an unnerving and exhilarating documentary-style play.

Senior Michelle-Marie Nimo said, “I am looking forward to closing out my senior year with a great show and great friends.”

Costume crew member Christian Davis said, “My favorite thing about being part of costume crew is contributing to something bigger and the companionship that comes with it. Although this is my last show at McAuley, I will definitely miss my friends in crew and in […]

The Standard: Trap2023-03-10T13:24:42-06:00

The Standard: “Trash Talk” – BR Intramural Basketball League


By Jack Morrison ‘23

This year, Brother Rice introduced a new basketball league for students to join. Thanks to Mr. Jack Zampillo and Mr. Greg Nye set up the league. The season was full of ups and downs, but in the end it was always Team Ivers.

Sixteen teams participated in the league. Many of the teams were grammar school friends or other sports teams at Rice. The rules of the league were to call your own fouls, all baskets count as one point, and two twenty minute halves.

The regular season was full of many surprises. Team Faculty took the league by surprise […]

The Standard: “Trash Talk” – BR Intramural Basketball League2023-03-10T12:55:39-06:00

The Standard: College Corner-Marquette University


By Joe Scarriot ‘23

On Dec. 20, Marquette University finally released their admission decisions. I got in! I have only heard great things about Marquette which made me want to see what all the hype was about.

On a day off from school, my parents and I traveled up north to Milwaukee to visit Marquette.

When we arrived, we were welcomed by an admission counselor, received a brochure and listened to an informative presentation on Marquette. After the presentation, the counselor assigned us to a student to help guide us around campus.

The first place we visited was the Diederich College of Communication. The main […]

The Standard: College Corner-Marquette University2023-03-10T12:47:33-06:00

The Standard: Crusaders Bring Home Some Hardware


By Jimmy Navarrete ‘23

The Brother Rice Crusaders ended the regular season accounting for the most wins in Brother Rice history with 27 regular season wins. The regular season went by fairly quickly-now the real season starts. Rice took care of business against Eisenhower High School in the regional semifinal. Now, the only thing left to do was to take home the regional championship on friday.

We are excited to go out there and compete for a regional championship,” said senior Ryan Kenney prior to the game vs Andrew.

The scene was set – Andrew High School vs. Brother Rice for the regional championship. […]

The Standard: Crusaders Bring Home Some Hardware2023-03-10T12:44:06-06:00

The Standard: Pole Vault School Record at MVP Vibe Fest


By Danny Hughes ´23

Congratulations are in order for senior Joey Heilmann after he broke the pole vault school record. Joey, with a pole vault height of 13 foot 11 and ¼ inches, broke the previous school record set eight years earlier back in 2015 by Chris Grosskopf by almost a foot.

Joey originally joined the track team to do the long jump, but after an injury two weeks before the end of his sophomore season, he was put into the pole vault at sectionals. After only two weeks of practice, Joey got over 10 feet 6 inches. This was two and a […]

The Standard: Pole Vault School Record at MVP Vibe Fest2023-03-10T12:42:07-06:00

The Standard: Black History Month Celebration


By Robert Regan ‘23

On February 24, students from schools all over the Archdiocese of Chicago gathered together for a prayer service in honor of Black History Month. The service took place downtown at the famous Holy Name Cathedral, a stunning church featuring magnificent gothic architecture.

Ten Brother Rice students attended to represent the school at the service, who were led by Mr. Parker and Mr. McAuliffe.

The prayer service was a joyous celebration of African American history and outstanding individuals’ service to God. The six African Americans who are on their way to sainthood were featured by individual paintings and by each of […]

The Standard: Black History Month Celebration2023-03-10T12:38:53-06:00

The Standard: ICOPS Invitational


By Charlie Walsh ‘23

“It’s my favorite indoor track meet all year,” said sophomore Gavin O’Connor.

On Sunday, the entire track and field team traveled to Lewis University to compete at ICOPS invitational. It is the first real meet of the year with good competition from all catholic schools. You have the chance to prove to yourself, teammates and coaches that you can be relied upon for future meets like Catholic League or sectionals.

It was a good outing; we finished 5th out of 22 schools, but that’s not where we want to be.  It is still really early in the season so we […]

The Standard: ICOPS Invitational2023-03-10T12:30:29-06:00

The Standard: Survive and Advance


By Peter McShane ‘23

After closing out the season with a win against the Bogan Bengals, Brother Rice earned the 2nd seed in their sectional for the IHSA playoffs. Set to play against Eisenhower High School in the first round, the Crusaders knew they needed to take every game seriously.

Senior guard Ahmad Henderson said, ”We all knew we needed to get going quick in this game. Every team we play from now on will give us everything they got. “

The Crusaders did just as Ahmad said. Taking a lead of 41-26 at halftime, the team felt great but knew the job wasn’t […]

The Standard: Survive and Advance2023-03-10T12:26:11-06:00


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