Crusader Esports – Year One


Written by Jack Zampillo ’17

The Brother Rice Esports program is off to a great start in its first year. 

Coordinated by science teacher Mr. Evan Strehlau, the club provides both a competitive and leisurely gaming experience for students looking to further develop their skills while learning how to work as a team and communicate with other players. 

The Esports team is currently composed of 13 students who compete through the PlayVS platform, a company that hosts virtual gaming competitions between high schools across the country. They compete in games such as […]

Crusader Esports – Year One2022-05-12T11:36:48-05:00

Brother Rice Makes Room for eSports


Last fall, as current Brother Rice High School senior Mateo Zarate navigated his way through a school year marred by a pandemic, he noticed an announcement for a new club on a hallway bulletin board.  “I was hanging out with friends, saw the flyer, and thought it’d be cool to join.”  It wasn’t long before Zarate was controlling a suped-up virtual car, speeding around a colorful domed arena, trying to score soccer-style goals in a high-octane driving game called Rocket League–all from the comfort of a high-backed gamers’ chair in his bedroom.  Welcome to a […]

Brother Rice Makes Room for eSports2021-09-16T12:02:28-05:00

The Standard: “The Twilight Zone”


By Frankie Mesec ‘20

“There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is an area which we call… ‘The Twilight Zone.’”

This year, the Brother Rice Drama Club is performing “The Twilight Zone.” There will be laughs, thrills, and chills to be had.

Now, enough about the advertisement. We will come back to that later.

As a cast member, I am having fun with the show. This is my fourth year in the club, so I have seen how this club has evolved over time.

One big difference in the club was the cast and crew. This year is filled with […]

The Standard: “The Twilight Zone”2020-02-22T16:06:03-06:00

The Standard: Wolves of Pulaski


By Tom Devine ‘20

The stress, the risks, the chances! One move, and you can be sitting pretty; but one bad decision and you will be caught begging for a second chance. Welcome to the Brother Rice Investment Club!

The Brother Rice Investment Club participates in the Chicago High School Stock and Options Contest through the website MarketWatch and competes against various high schools such as De La Salle Institute, Jones College Prep, Whitney Young College Prep, and Trinity High School. Brother Rice alumni, Tom Wegisin, coordinates the program. Mr. Wegesin is a proud 1998 alumni.

Each participant in the club has $100,000.00 of […]

The Standard: Wolves of Pulaski2020-02-22T15:15:20-06:00

BRTV Applications Now Open!


Brother Rice TV is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year!

Applications are open to any incoming freshman to rising senior. We are looking to fill roles for on-air talent, producers, graphic designers, and social media content creators. Interested students should fill out and submit the following application. All applications are due by 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16. Late applications will not be accepted.

Please contact BRTV moderator, Mr. Creed ( with any questions.

Apply Now

BRTV Applications Now Open!2019-05-17T08:49:01-05:00


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