The Standard is the Brother Rice High School student published newspaper.

The Standard: Brother Rice vs Saint Ignatius Varsity Basketball Game


By Brian Doligale ´24

In a thrilling showdown between the Brother Rice Crusaders and the Saint Ignatius Wolfpack on Tuesday, Feb. 13, the Crusaders came in with an impressive 26-3 record and the Wolfpack coming in at 15-13.

The scoring was led by junior Caden Workman, who showed his skills with an impressive 17 points. Following closely behind, junior Marcos Gonzales contributed 16 points, while senior Zavier Fitch added 14 points, and senior Ty Wooten chipped in 11 points. Senior Cale Cosme rounded out the Crusaders offensive game with 9 points.

Senior point guard Cale Cosme said, “I thought we played good and felt […]

The Standard: Brother Rice vs Saint Ignatius Varsity Basketball Game2024-02-22T23:13:18-06:00

The Standard: What Lent Means to Catholics


By Jacob Harden ‘24

Lent means a lot of things to everybody. Whether it’s fasting, respecting God, or maybe even helping with business, Lent means something to people who aren’t even Catholic.

Mr. Deegan, who is a theology teacher at Brother Rice High School, said, “It’s a time for you to regroup and see what’s important in life and to work on your misgivings and to increase the strengths you already have.”

Mr. Deegan also said, “When you realize what Jesus went through, you realize you have it pretty good, and you thank God for all the blessings he’s given you.”

Even the students are […]

The Standard: What Lent Means to Catholics2024-02-22T23:21:22-06:00

The Standard: The Crusaders at State


By Patrick Mangin ‘24

The Brother Rice wrestling team traveled to Champaign to compete in this year’s individual state tournament. The Crusaders had an impressive nine state qualifiers, four of which are only freshmen.

Despite an impressive showing, only one Crusader was able to place in the tournament.

Freshman Danny Costello represented the team well, placing 6th overall in the 2A 175 lb weight class. Danny had one pin in the tournament and finished with a record of 3-3.

Costello said, “I started wrestling a long time ago. When I came to Brother Rice, my coaches and teammates helped me and made it possible to […]

The Standard: The Crusaders at State2024-02-22T23:06:44-06:00

The Standard: Crusaders in the Community: Owen McShane


By Eddie Maloney ‘24

As a senior at Brother Rice, two significant phrases have become ingrained in my head that are strongly emphasized in a Brother Rice education: “Be Exceptional” and “Act Manfully in Christ Jesus.”

When I hear these phrases, I think of the countless teachers, coaches, and students  who continually put their best foot forward in contributing to the community.

One of the leaders of the senior class, Owen McShane, is the prime example of taking on community involvement at a young age. Last summer, McShane was invited to the 19th Ward Emerging Leaders Board, a new board of local youth leaders […]

The Standard: Crusaders in the Community: Owen McShane2024-02-22T23:02:51-06:00

The Standard: The Crazy Crusade


By Seamus Hanley ‘24

This past Friday was a historic day for Brother Rice sports. To start the night, the Crusader Crazies piled into the North Gym to watch the Brother Rice Crusaders go up against the top ten ranked Mt. Carmel Caravan. The game went back and forth all the way into the fourth quarter, until senior Cale Cosme shot a dagger 3-pointer and the Crusaders started to run away with it.

Junior Aidan Nohava said, “It was one of the best game environments I had ever seen. Beating a team like that is what makes our guys stand out from the […]

The Standard: The Crazy Crusade2024-02-22T22:58:58-06:00

The Standard: Coach Matt Prunckle Resigns as Head Soccer Coach


By James Bowes ‘24

A couple weeks ago, Coach Prunckle hosted a meeting in the Forum with his soccer team. He announced that he would no longer be the head coach of the soccer team.

After his best season to date, and having a lot of junior starters returning to the team, it was very surprising to hear this news.

Coach Prunckle later sent out an email and a social media message explaining his decision. He was very happy to be the soccer coach for all these years, but would prefer to focus on the new “Mount Sion” program he founded earlier this year.

He […]

The Standard: Coach Matt Prunckle Resigns as Head Soccer Coach2024-02-15T17:15:53-06:00

The Standard: Super Bowl LVIII


By James Zygadlo ‘24

On Feb. 11, the Kansas City Chiefs took on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium. Millions of fans tuned in to watch the biggest game of the season. With that came many different predictions about who would win the trophy.

Senior Charlie Boyer said, “I wanted the 49ers to win, but had a bad feeling the Chiefs would come out ahead. It’s hard to bet against the Chiefs with Mahomes as their quarterback.”

The first half of the game started off slow with Jauan Jennings throwing the only touchdown to Christian McCaffrey to give the […]

The Standard: Super Bowl LVIII2024-02-15T17:32:03-06:00

The Standard: Scholastic Bowl Regular Season Review


By Phill Cipriani ‘24

The regular season comes to an end for the Brother Rice Scholastic Bowl team. After a great season, the team is getting ready for regionals on Mar. 4.

Scholastic Bowl had 14 wins and four losses this season, taking third place in the South Metropolitan Scholastic Bowl league. The Crusaders are currently tied for third with Marist and Providence and are in a good spot to make a run to the state playoffs.

Coach Mrs. Pansino said, “Point differentials were used to break the tie, and we ended in third place, which will help us in regionals.”

In the most recent […]

The Standard: Scholastic Bowl Regular Season Review2024-02-15T17:16:28-06:00

The Standard: Togas and Hockey Advance to Semifinals


By Charley Duggan ‘24

On Friday, Feb. 8, the Brother Rice hockey team faced Providence in game three of the Kennedy Cup playoffs. Both teams came out strong in the beginning. Providence scored first, and Brother Rice answered right back. Shortly after, Providence scored again taking the lead.

Right around the second quarter, the Crusader Crazies came in clutch. The intensity picked up, and the Crusaders came out with a boost of energy. The Crazies, decked out in togas, cheered on the team.

The team had an overall great effort. A great offensive game came from Jack Keaty, James Esposito, and Jack Edison, who […]

The Standard: Togas and Hockey Advance to Semifinals2024-02-15T17:20:30-06:00

The Standard: The Statement Game


By Luke Drew ‘24

On a cold, Friday night on the far south side of Chicago, the Caravan visited the Crusaders in a classic rivalry matchup. The Crusaders made a statement to the whole league that they mean business.

The Crusaders (26-3, 9-1 CCL Blue) and Caravan (26-4, 6-1 CCL Blue) each had five wins straight. Each team was neck and neck through the three quarters.  The first quarter was all tied up at 15 and Rice led 30-29 at halftime.

Senior Cale Cosme said, “We knew we had a one point lead, and we had to try and get stops to start the […]

The Standard: The Statement Game2024-02-15T17:04:32-06:00


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