The Standard: Creed III


By Bryce Tinsley ‘23

“Creed III” is the newest part of the “Creed” series, a sort of spinoff from the earlier “Rocky “movies. It follows Adonis Creed, son of legendary boxer Apollo Creed, who was Rocky Balboa’s rival turned friend.

The director and starring actor, Michael B. Jordan, had big shoes to fill, trying to follow in the footsteps of names such as Sylvester Stallone, who also directed himself in the “Rocky” series. From a directing standpoint, Jordan had to try and push the story forward while honoring the legacy of the other films, which he did spectacularly.

Looking at it from Jordan’s other […]

The Standard: Creed III2023-03-28T12:00:25-05:00

The Standard: Big Expectations for Crusaders


By Ryan Gierhahn ‘23

For over 25 years, Coach Dan Dwyer has been leading the Brother Rice Volleyball program. He’s captured 20 regional titles and coached several future college players including Joe Kenzinger and Mitch Weiler.

Coach Dwyer announced prior to the 2023 season that this would be his last year at the helm. Although he has already made a lasting impact on Brother Rice, Coach Dwyer has an opportunity to go out with a bang for his final season.

Last year, the Crusaders had an up-and-down year before finally picking it up and making a run in the playoffs. After winning a regional […]

The Standard: Big Expectations for Crusaders2023-03-24T15:43:31-05:00

The Standard: Pep Rally


By Cameron Slavin ‘23

On Friday, March 17, Brother Rice hosted a pep rally that congratulated the winter sports teams on their achievements and introduced the spring sports teams.

The pep rally began by congratulating sophomore state champion Bobby Conway. He entered the gym as he was announced by Principal Alberts, raising his bracket above his head while everyone cheered him on.

Conway said, “I liked the celebration, and I thought it was cool to be seen by my own school for my hard work. The feeling of excitement when I put the bracket up was as cool as finding $100 on the ground. […]

The Standard: Pep Rally2023-03-24T15:37:22-05:00

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: No More Anticipation


By George Raphael-McElroy ‘23

This past week, I finally attended Kairos. I finally stopped anticipating Kairos, and I am now a member of Kairos 163.

Kairos is such an amazing experience, and I think everyone should consider going on the trip – especially if you have been thinking about it…JUST GO.

Senior Daniel O’Brien said, “I feel like Kairos can really change your life if you are open to everything that happens on the trip. It really opened my eyes, and changed the way I viewed my life.”

Without giving anything about Kairos away, there are several different group activities that help you get […]

The Standard: No More Anticipation2023-03-23T23:16:09-05:00

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: “The Death Quarter”


By Jackson Mendoza ‘23

January, February, and March, better known as “The Death Quarter,” is here. During this time period, freshmen start to slack off and not give the full effort they usually do, which could easily result in the “death” of their grades.  As much as teachers warn their students, “The Death Quarter” always wins.

Starting high school is an experience unlike any other; new school, new classmates, and a new schedule. The first three months of the school year are typically the learning period for freshmen. Students are eager to turn in assignments on time and get off to a good […]

The Standard: “The Death Quarter”2023-03-15T18:42:45-05:00

The Standard: The March Madness Bracket has Been Revealed


By Danny Durkin ‘23

The 2023 March Madness bracket has been revealed and it looks like there could be many great games with many big upsets.

This college basketball season was full of lots of exciting plays and games. My favorite had to be when Arizona State hit a half-court buzzer-beater to upset their rival Arizona on the road.

Senior Jimmy Gilmartin said, “The regular season gave me the opportunity to see many great games that I will never forget, and I hope Illinois can make a run in the tournament.”

This tournament is full of many exciting matchups in each region. The top seeds […]

The Standard: The March Madness Bracket has Been Revealed2023-03-15T18:32:56-05:00

The Standard: Southside Irish Parade


By Patrick Mahanes ‘23

Everyone enjoys the South Side Irish Parade, but many have no idea how it started. My mom filled me in on a lot of the backstory because she grew up in St. Cajetan Parish and raised her kids there. A fairly new parade, the first South Side Irish Parade took place in 1979 on the 10900 blocks of Washtenaw and Talman Avenues.

Two neighbors, George Hendry and Pat Coakley, started the parade as just like a block party for the kids. The two neighbors missed the old south side parade, the Southtown Parade, that stopped in 1960 due to […]

The Standard: Southside Irish Parade2023-03-15T18:13:44-05:00


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