The Standard: Turkey Bowl


By Jack Morrison ‘23

Last Wednesday, Brother Rice hosted their third annual Turkey Bowl. With 28 teams ready to compete for first place, it was destined to be a good time.

The first round was full of many upsets, the biggest being Team Mendoza taking down Team Marcus Brown. Many people had Team Marcus Brown going all the way to the championship and taking it all. But, Team Mendoza had other plans. With big performances from Mikey Santos and Roman Harris, Team Mendoza came away with a gritty win.

Mikey Santos said, “You know we just had more pride and passion. Everyone doubted us, […]

The Standard: Turkey Bowl2022-11-28T23:10:49-06:00

The Standard: Teacher Feature – Mr. Bill Gleeson


By Alex Cichowicz ‘23

Mr. Gleeson is one of Brother Rice’s widely known faculty members. Some of his titles include football coach, P.E. teacher, and history teacher, but he is mostly known for keeping students in line. He has taught at Brother Rice for about thirty eight years.

Aside from Brother Rice, he has taught at De La Salle and Leo High Schools, and some classes at the University of Illinois. Teaching has always been an interest for Coach Gleeson. His inspiration started in high school because of the motivation of good teachers, coaches, and being able to help others succeed.

The main subject […]

The Standard: Teacher Feature – Mr. Bill Gleeson2022-10-31T23:24:14-05:00

The Standard: The Dreaded Parent Teacher Conference


By Josh Sutker ‘23

Once upon a time, there was a little freshman named Jimmy. Jimmy has been at Brother Rice for ten weeks, and they have been the best ten weeks of his life so far. He has made many new friends, gone to every home football game, and just attended to his first high school dance.

All is well, and Jimmy is care-free. This week is very, very, very special. IT IS MARIST WEEK! Jimmy will finally get to experience the “Battle of Pulaski” firsthand. Plus, there is no school on Friday. Man, this week sure is going to be special!

Jimmy […]

The Standard: The Dreaded Parent Teacher Conference2022-10-19T17:03:58-05:00

The Standard: 2022 Homecoming Pep Rally


By Jimmy Gilmartin ‘23

The students of Brother Rice kicked off the homecoming pep rally by lining the hallways as the Crusader band marched toward the gym.

Band member Alex Cichowicz said, “Walking down the halls for the pep rally each year is just a great experience seeing everyone getting hype and ready for the big homecoming game and dance.”

Once we got to the gym, we were shocked to see a giant wrestling ring set up in the center surrounded by the members of the football team.

Mr. Creed credited all the fall sport teams for their success; this created uproar throughout the stands. […]

The Standard: 2022 Homecoming Pep Rally2022-10-19T17:00:43-05:00

The Standard: Crusaders Take Home Fall Hardware


By Ryan Gierhahn ‘23

When Coach Frasor announced he’d be stepping down as head coach in late July, many thought the future of the Brother Rice basketball program was in jeopardy.

He had led the team for the last seven seasons and posted a record of 142-56 during his tenure. Coach Frasor won two regional titles in his first three years as coach as well.

His role will undoubtedly not be an easy one to fill.

There were several rumors going around about players transferring, the new coaching job, and if the team was really going to be ready to play come November.

But the players […]

The Standard: Crusaders Take Home Fall Hardware2022-10-06T19:27:36-05:00

The Standard: The College Process


By Nick Niego ‘23    

The Brother Rice/Mother McAuley College Fair was a success. It attracted over 150 schools across the country and hundreds of students showed up.

The fair took place in both Brother Rice and Mother McAuley’s gym. Students from all grade levels piled in the schools to start or complete their college search.

The Director of Counseling at Brother Rice, Mr. Creed said, “Not only does the College Fair extend beyond juniors and seniors, but also beyond Brother Rice and Mother McAuley. Our College Fair is one of the biggest on the South Side, and we have students from several schools […]

The Standard: The College Process2022-10-06T19:22:56-05:00

The Standard: My Last Homecoming Dance


By Cameron Slavin ‘23

Brother Rice’s homecoming dance is set for October 15. It will be from 7-10 p.m. The theme of the dance will be Hollywood. Since this is my last homecoming dance, all of my friends and I will definitely be going.

I’ve gone to every homecoming dance during my time at Brother Rice, and it has been a blast each time. After every dance, there is an after party which is one of my favorite parts of the night. The pictures and memories from homecoming will last a lifetime.

During the week of homecoming, students are able to dress down according […]

The Standard: My Last Homecoming Dance2022-10-06T19:13:49-05:00

The Standard: Scrappers from 99th Street


By Brendan Arnold ’23

The Mount Carmel game is always very highly anticipated. Year after year, it is a dog fight to the death that determines which all boys school is superior. In past years, we left the game with heads high and excitement flowing through our bodies. However, we left the game with our heads low and sorrow throughout our bodies in the down years.

The week of practice before the Mount Carmel game is the hardest week of the year. The entire team knows the strength and grit that will be needed in this game in order to succeed.

The theme for […]

The Standard: Scrappers from 99th Street2022-10-06T19:10:34-05:00

The Standard: Freshman Football Takes Down the North Side


By Jack Morrison ‘23

The Crusader freshman football team traveled to Wilmette for a CCL Blue matchup, where they won 21-0 against Loyola Academy.

The first quarter was a defensive battle between the two teams. Although the Crusader’s offense struggled to get things going, their defense was impressive. Freshman safety Michael Fitzgerald had an interception, which gave the Crusaders momentum going into the second quarter.

Fitzgerald said, “My defender tripped right in front of me, and I made a play on the ball. All week long we knew turnovers were going to be a big part of the game, so getting the interception was […]

The Standard: Freshman Football Takes Down the North Side2022-10-06T18:34:57-05:00

The Standard: Valladay Making a Name for Himself


By Danny Durkin ‘23

Former Crusader Xazavian Valladay is making a big name for himself.

Valladay, who graduated from Brother Rice in 2017, was a phenomenal football player at Rice and continues to show his talents now. While he started on the B team his freshman year of high school, he continued to stay on the path and kept working.

Former offensive coordinator, and now current special teams coach for the Crusaders, Rich Lane said, “Valladay continued to work and develop. He had a terrific attitude and his hard work was a huge factor in Valladay becoming a big asset to the Crusader team […]

The Standard: Valladay Making a Name for Himself2022-09-27T19:44:51-05:00


Go to Top