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

The Standard: Fuji Japanese Steakhouse


By Jacob Harden ‘24

Tucked away in a line of Polish stores lies a small yet unassuming restaurant named Fuji Japanese Steakhouse. Located in the heart of the southwest suburbs, Fuji is a family owned restaurant that always prides itself on great food, and even better customer service. This beautiful restaurant was opened in 1986, and has been owned and operated by Lisa Jung for over 35 years!

Entering the establishment, you are first met with beautiful Japanese artwork and the friendly faces of the staff. With Mark being the front of house manager, his excellent customer service skills truly earn this place […]

The Standard: Fuji Japanese Steakhouse2023-09-22T13:34:22-05:00

The Standard: Bears Week Two Sorrows


By Patrick Mangin ‘24

On Sunday, the Bears lost their week two matchup to the Buccaneers with a final score of 27-17. After a blowout loss in week one to the Packers, everyone was hoping for a bounce back win versus the Bucs, but we were all thoroughly disappointed.

The game started out in a great fashion for the Bears. Justin Fields and D.J. Moore connected on the first play of the game for a 33-yard gain, which eventually led to a Fields rushing touchdown to take a 7-3 lead. However, from that point on, we saw the same boring Bears offense from […]

The Standard: Bears Week Two Sorrows2023-09-22T13:29:55-05:00

The Standard: Celebration of Mexican Independence Day


By Brian Doligale ‘24

Chicago, a city known for its rich cultural diversity, was filled with colors of green, white, and red to celebrate Mexican Independence Day over the weekend. The evening of the celebration is when it all started, and the city started to come alive. Specifically in Grant Park, the festivities started as the Mexican community gathered to start the historic occasion. Senior Dan Rivera said, “I celebrate Mexican Independence Day because it honors my family and Mexico.¨

The famous Buckingham Fountain became the centerpiece of the celebrations. It was illuminated with the colors of the Mexican Flag. Families and friends […]

The Standard: Celebration of Mexican Independence Day2023-09-22T13:25:31-05:00

The Standard: The Wrigleyville Comeback


By Tyler Wojcik ‘24

The Chicago Cubs have emerged from the All-Star break with a huge turnaround, leaving fans and analysts in awe of their new style of play. With a string of impressive victories, the Cubs have transformed from a below average team to a wild card/ playoff team contender.

Senior Seamus Hanley said, “I am not the biggest Cubs fan, but after the All-Star break, these guys have a great competitive attitude and are always striving to win.”

Since the All-Star break concluded in mid-July, the Cubs have compiled an impressive 22-12 record. Their recent victories has seen them in second place […]

The Standard: The Wrigleyville Comeback2023-09-22T13:20:03-05:00

The Standard: A New BR


By Eddie Maloney ‘24

As Brother Rice alumni walk the halls of our school today, many are pleasantly shocked by the place they see. In the past few years, countless renovations have been made to the building and facilities here at Brother Rice, and more investments are continuing to be made into the future of Brother Rice.

While many other schools were off during the recent heat wave at the beginning of the school year, class at Brother Rice was still in session. The school’s recent investment in air conditioning for every classroom made this possible, which has transformed the beginning of the […]

The Standard: A New BR2023-09-22T13:16:01-05:00

The Standard: “The Shootout”


By Luke Drew ‘24

The Colorado Buffaloes are not the same team people are used to. That was made clear from the start of the season opener for the Buffaloes on the road at Texas Christian University. The Buffaloes defeated TCU in a 45-42 thriller.

Colorado started off hot with a 7-0 lead in the debut of new head coach Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders. The Buff’s had a 17-14 lead at half. Fans knew that this team was not the same team they were used to watching.

The teams in the second half went back to back with amazing touchdowns. Colorado running back Dylan […]

The Standard: “The Shootout”2023-09-18T08:07:30-05:00

The Standard: The Labor Day Shootings in Chicago


By James Bowes ‘24

Recently, Chicago has been known for its shootings, and Labor Day weekend was no different. Forty-two people were shot, seven of them losing their lives.

One teenage boy, just like a Brother Rice student, was walking down the street in Englewood around 7 p.m. when he was shot in the head. Senselessness and mental illness can truly be the only reason for a tragedy like this to happen. Imagine their families, hearing that their loved one was walking down the street harmlessly, before being shot over whatever he had in his pockets.

A little earlier, at 5:30 p.m., a six-year-old […]

The Standard: The Labor Day Shootings in Chicago2023-09-17T17:35:58-05:00

The Standard: The Same Old Team


By James Zygadlo ‘24

Over the weekend, the Bears lost to the Packers 38-20 in the season opener at Soldier Field. I know many other Bears fans and I are disappointed. Year after year, we are hoping for the Bears to beat the Packers, but they continue to disappoint.

Things looked promising for the Bears after quarterback Justin Fields started out the game by throwing a short pass to running back Khalil Herbert for a 19-yard gain. After that, they couldn’t get much going. They attempted to run the ball on fourth-and-1 and got stopped, which eventually led to a Packers touchdown.

I know […]

The Standard: The Same Old Team2023-09-17T17:31:07-05:00

The Standard: Crusaders Battle the Redhawks


By Nicolas Hall ‘24

The Battle of Pulaski- Marist vs. Brother Rice. One of Brother Rice’s most important games of the year. This year’s game was a nail-biter which came down to the wire. It was a hard fought game by both teams, and unfortunately, the team I was hoping would lose, won on a dramatic last minute touchdown.

Great efforts by both teams were made under the Friday night lights at Marist’s stadium.

The first half was a one-sided game, with Marist dominating the whole half. At the end of the first half, the score was 24-3. Rice’s three points were made by […]

The Standard: Crusaders Battle the Redhawks2023-09-17T17:31:28-05:00

The Standard: Crusader Pulaski Bike Ride


By Charley Duggan ‘24

On Friday, Sept. 1, the annual Battle of Pulaski took place at Marist High School. The game was away at Marist. This didn’t stop the Crusader Crazies from showing up in style. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors all met with the theme of orange and jorts.

At 5 p.m. the Crusaders met in the Brother Rice parking lot, oranged out with their bikes. Some students even had motorized scooters. A police escort was even provided for the Crazies.

At around 5:45 p.m., the Crusader Crazies stormed out to Pulaski. A crowd of the color orange surrounded the streets of Pulaski.

Riding […]

The Standard: Crusader Pulaski Bike Ride2023-09-17T17:31:55-05:00


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