The Standard: In the Blink of an Eye


By Ryan Gierhahn ‘23

Senior year, the final chapter of my high school journey, has gone by in the blink of an eye. It has given me memories and people I will cherish forever, and I can’t help but long to relive it all over again. I’m so fortunate to have had the experiences I did throughout my high school career to prepare me for what’s to come in the future.

These four years have been nothing short of what I expected when I came to Brother Rice. From my first day of freshman year to the bittersweet last week of senior year, […]

The Standard: In the Blink of an Eye2023-05-19T12:05:45-05:00

The Standard: We’ll be Seeing Ya


By Jimmy Navarrete ‘23

It is crazy to think that after these last couple of weeks, I will not be returning to Brother Rice for another year of school. It is definitely a bittersweet feeling; I can’t wait to be on summer break and to be done with school, but part of me is really going to miss this place and the memories I have created.

I like to look back on my senior year splitting it up into three sections, the fall, winter, and spring time periods. I spent most of my time in the fall staying busy during the start of […]

The Standard: We’ll be Seeing Ya2023-05-17T12:00:10-05:00

The Standard: The Last Go Around


By Nick Niego ‘23

Wow! I cannot believe my time here at Brother Rice is coming to an end. It feels like just yesterday I was coming in to pick up my last schedule card.

I will never forget the Brother Rice meet and greet that took place when I was in 7th grade. Recent graduates of Brother Rice spoke at the event and a few words from that night have stuck with me 5 years later.

“Four years at Brother Rice might seem like an eternity, but it will go by in a blink of an eye.”

Those words were said that night, and […]

The Standard: The Last Go Around2023-05-16T08:53:12-05:00

The Standard: All Good Things Come to an End


By Peter McShane ‘23

As I sit down to reflect on my four years of high school, it’s hard not to be overwhelmed with emotion. The journey has been challenging, but it has also been incredibly rewarding. Looking back, I can say with confidence that my time at Brother Rice High School has been transformative. I have grown into the best version of myself, and I owe it all to the experiences I’ve had at this school.

It all started on my first day of freshman year when Mr. Alberts gave us what I interpreted as a silly speech about what it means […]

The Standard: All Good Things Come to an End2023-05-15T11:56:13-05:00

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: 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

The Standard: Crusader Students Honored on Senior Night


By Danny Durkin ‘23

This past Friday the Brother Rice TV and Brother Rice basketball seniors were honored before tip-off against Depaul Prep. The BRTV students that were honored were me, Brendan Arnold, Gavin Bowen, and Billy Reardon. The senior basketball players who were honored were Peter McShane, Jimmy Navarette, Nick Niego, Ryan Kenny, Ahmad Henderson, and Khalil Ross.

From my point of view it was a really awesome experience. To be able to be honored before the game and walk across the court was for sure a moment I will never forget.

When talking to BRTV senior Brendan Arnold, he said, “It was […]

The Standard: Crusader Students Honored on Senior Night2023-02-16T23:24:35-06:00

The Standard: The Crusaders Take Down the Meteors


By Peter McShane ‘23

After a very close win against Saint Ignatius College Prep, the Crusaders had to take on a very good CCL team on the road. This De La Salle team came into the game with a 16-8 record with a tough schedule; so they were a respectable team.

Junior guard Tre Dowdell said, “This was a very important game for us. We felt like we needed to beat a team by double digits to get the momentum going.”

The Crusaders did just as Tre said. Taking a lead of 37-20 at halftime, everyone on the team felt a good sense of […]

The Standard: The Crusaders Take Down the Meteors2023-02-16T23:04:32-06:00

The Standard: Crusaders take on the Caravan


By Jimmy Navarrete ‘23

The Brother Rice basketball team was on a roll heading into their rivalry game against the Mount Carmel Caravan. The Crusaders are sitting at 23-3 (9-2 in conference) and the Caravan holds a strong record of 21-3 (5-1 in conference). This was a matchup between two of the state’s most electrifying guards in Brother Rice’s Ahmad Henderson and Mount Carmel’s Deandre Craig.

Coming off of a great road win at De La Salle on Tuesday, the Crusaders looked to finish the year out strong in conference play. Everyone knew this was going to be a battle. Two of the […]

The Standard: Crusaders take on the Caravan2023-02-10T12:13:43-06:00

The Standard: Basketball Weekend Recap


By Nick Niego ‘23

The Brother Rice varsity basketball team played two highly competitive games this past weekend. The games were nail biters. Brother Rice fell to Loyola 50-47 on Friday night, but they bounced back Saturday against Rolling Meadows winning 64-59.

On a lively Friday night, Brother Rice matched up with Loyola Academy on 99th and Pulaski. Both teams were 6-1 in conference play heading into the game so this game was crucial for the Catholic League rankings.

Senior Ryan Kenney said, “It was a key game for us because we are trying to give ourselves a chance at winning the league.”

The theme […]

The Standard: Basketball Weekend Recap2023-02-04T12:19:22-06:00


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