The Standard: Brother Rice Baseball Field Makeover


By Jack Morrison ‘23

In 2019, the talk of Brother Rice getting a new baseball field began. There was much interest surrounding the subject, but other issues around campus had to be tended to first. The north campus parking lot was in desperate need of a makeover. Attention shifted from redoing the baseball field to the makeover of the parking lot.

The parking lot plan was underway and the baseball field talks started up again. Then, Covid-19 hit and halted everything.

“Right before covid hit I heard talks of the baseball field being redone. But since then I haven’t heard much about it. I […]

The Standard: Brother Rice Baseball Field Makeover2023-03-23T23:19:06-05:00

The Standard: A Day Down Western Avenue


By Alex Cichowicz ‘23

The Southside of Chicago has hosted a parade since 1979. This consists of a big celebration as a kickoff to Saint Patricks Day.

On this day, down Western Ave., you will see different types of floats, sponsors, giant balloons, and marching bands. I was lucky enough to march down Western with our own Brother Rice and Mother McAuley Band. When the parade commenced, it was a cold, rainy morning, but by the time it was over, everyone was exhausted and even a little sweaty. Although it can be tiring, it is very worth it and an honor to be […]

The Standard: A Day Down Western Avenue2023-03-23T23:13:35-05:00

The Standard: Breakfast Club Play


By Billy Reardon ‘23

The Brother Rice Underground Drama Club took the stage for an original live performance of John Hughes’s 1980s classic, “The Breakfast Club.” The play took place in the Carmody Center. The play was about five high school students from different walks of life enduring a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal.

Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently, and when the day ends, they question whether the school will ever be the same.

Many students, faculty, and parents attended the play, and students received extra credit for attending. Many […]

The Standard: Breakfast Club Play2023-03-23T23:10:40-05:00

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: 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: Teacher Feature – Br. Patrick Hayes


By Alex Cichowicz ‘23

For 32 years and counting, we have had an incredible teacher here at Brother Rice. Brother Patrick Hayes is an outstanding physics teacher and, overall, an inspiration to the young men he teaches each day. He is known for his intricate labs and the physics trips for the students that he chaperones.

Every January during Christmas break, Br. Hayes takes a couple of his students to the Wright Patterson Air Force Base to observe almost every aircraft in existence. They also take a trip down to Florida in the summer to see the Kennedy Space Center and possibly even […]

The Standard: Teacher Feature – Br. Patrick Hayes2023-02-23T21:49:45-06:00

The Standard: Catholic College Fair


By George Raphael-McElroy ‘23

Brother Rice hosted over 20 different Catholic colleges where juniors were able to get information about the schools. Some of the schools that attended were Quincy University, Loras College, Marquette University, and many more.

Junior Tyler Wojcik said, “Even though I have time to choose where I want to go, it was still nice to get some ideas and to talk with some great colleges.”

Usually when talking about colleges, the religion factor seems to be ignored and you do not really think about it. Having a Catholic college fair for our students is such an advantage for these […]

The Standard: Catholic College Fair2023-02-23T21:43:46-06:00

The Standard: Super Bowl LVII


By Charlie Walsh ‘23

Over the weekend the NFL’s four best teams battled for an opportunity to play in Super Bowl LVII.

In the NFC, the Philadelphia Eagles were up against the San Francisco 49ers. In the AFC, the Kansas City Chiefs played the Cincinnati Bengals. The Eagles and 49ers were up first; in what was supposed to be a close battle, the Eagles stunned San Francisco, winning 31-7. The 49ers were dealing with quarterback issues and stood no chance against the number 1 seed Eagles.

The Chiefs and Bengals matched up next. As a viewer, this game was fun to watch but stressful. […]

The Standard: Super Bowl LVII2023-02-10T11:49:16-06:00

The Standard: The Life of a Legend


By Billy Reardon ‘23

Throughout my 17 years of life, I have had the privilege of knowing Bobby “The Golden Jet” Hull personally. There were so many cherished memories of Bobby and me. From going to every Hawks game together to having him come over to my house and talk to our Crusader hockey team. We all knew him as the man with the 100 mph slap shot that made players jump out of their skins.

Bobby Hull was a winger for 16 years in the NHL and helped the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in 1961.

Hull’s incredible career was highlighted by […]

The Standard: The Life of a Legend2023-02-10T11:23:37-06:00

The Standard: Founder’s Day


By Alex Cichowicz ‘23

On Thursday, January 19, 2023, Brother Rice celebrated Founder’s Day at Brother Rice. On this day, we invite the “Men of Edmund” who have been alumni of Brother Rice for 40 or more years to enjoy the event. We also have some guest speakers to talk about the journey of Edmund Rice and their experience at Brother Rice. This year Dr. Kenneth Furlough ‘09 shared his story with the Crusaders. Seniors Joe Heilmann and Matthew Perez also gave inspirational speeches about becoming a crusader and their years at Rice.

Founder’s Day is the day where we acknowledge Edmund Rice […]

The Standard: Founder’s Day2023-01-28T02:47:23-06:00


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