The Standard: The Return of the Crusaders


By Leo Niksic ‘24

In the CCL Blue Conference League, Brother Rice Football brought out a win against St. Viator. This was the third win out of the five needed to make it to the playoffs. It was the first home game for Brother Rice and was celebrated with a tribute to the first responders. All the senior parents showed their appreciation to all the coaches, and the hard work and dedication of all the football players.

The Chicago Catholic League (CCL) started in 1912 and is a highly competitive league. Brother Rice is 3-2, beating Main South, Ignatius, and St. Viator. They […]

The Standard: The Return of the Crusaders2023-09-28T19:15:46-05:00

The Standard: Catholic League Championship for Golf


By Timmy O’Hara ‘24

The Brother Rice Crusaders battled in the Catholic League Conference Golf Outing this past week. Many Crusaders participated in this event including Jack Keaty and Phil Cipriani. All of the Catholic League teams were fighting for a victory in the Catholic League Championship. Brother Rice had a hard fought day coming in seventh place.

Senior Owen McShane said, “The Crusader Golf Team played very well this whole year and I am proud to be a part of the team.”

Saint Ignatius fought the battle and won. Michael O’Keefe played for Mount Carmel with a score of 69 and was the […]

The Standard: Catholic League Championship for Golf2023-09-28T19:16:51-05:00

The Standard: A Visit to Coastal Carolina University


By Tommy Witt ‘24

On a family vacation over the summer, I decided to visit Coastal Carolina University. I became interested in Coastal Carolina after watching college football last year. I noticed the unique teal football turf and decided while in the area, why not take a visit? In addition, any school with a campus situated nine miles away from the beach has my attention.

Coastal Carolina has a student body of just over 10,000 situated in Conway, South Carolina. The athletic teams compete in the Sun Belt conference, which is NCAA Division 1. Coastal Carolina is also fairly easy to get into […]

The Standard: A Visit to Coastal Carolina University2023-09-28T19:05:23-05:00

The Standard: The Chicago Cubs Playoff Chances have Increased


By Patrick Panarese ‘24

The end of the season is almost over and the Chicago Cubs are in it to win it. As of Sept. 24, 2023, the Cubs are 82-74. This record has put this team into fifth place in the National league, giving them a wildcard spot as of right now.

Today, the Chicago Cubs played against the Colorado Rockies, beating them 4-3. To win, Cubs third baseman Patrick Wisdom and catcher Yan Gomes both contributed 2 RBI’s. Wisdom’s 2 RBI’s got a 2-run home run during the bottom of the sixth inning.

After the game, starting pitcher Jordan Wicks said, “We […]

The Standard: The Chicago Cubs Playoff Chances have Increased2023-09-28T19:03:13-05:00

The Standard: Junior of the Year


By Nolan Navarrete ‘24

The John P. Leahy Junior of the Year award is the most prestigious award handed out at Brother Rice. Each winner and finalist has exemplified the true characteristics of a leader. Six Brother Rice juniors are chosen every school year to represent the award as finalists and one winner.

The six juniors from the 2022-2023 school year chosen as finalists were seniors (former juniors) J.D. Gamboa, Seamus Hanley, Owen McShane, Edward Maloney, Mac Murzyn, and Alexander LaMantia. Ten candidates were voted in by the Class of 2024, and these six finalists were chosen by the board of directors. The […]

The Standard: Junior of the Year2023-09-28T19:20:02-05:00

The Standard: MHR Rib Fest


By Seamus Hanley ´24

Most Holy Redeemer hosted another very successful rib cookout contest. Many faces of Brother Rice, including Coach Lyons, Mr. Alberts, and Mr. Nye were some of the official judges of the contest.

Some familiar faces were present. My dad, Brendan Hanley, was on the team “Smoke of the Irish,” which placed 10th this year out of 40 teams. He has been doing rib cooking contests for the past 5 years and loves to grill for my family. “It was a fun day for me and my buddies,” he said, as he was content with the results.

Although the contest was […]

The Standard: MHR Rib Fest2023-09-28T18:48:36-05:00

The Standard: Brother Rice vs. Marist Soccer


By Phill Cipriani ‘24

Over Labor Day weekend, the Crusaders took on the Redhawks in the annual Pulaski Cup.  The Crusaders were in possession of the Pulaski Cup with an exciting 2-1 win last year.

The Redhawks took an early 1-0 lead within the first minutes of the game. Shortly after, senior Christan Morales scored on a penalty kick to tie the game.

The score remained 1-1 at halftime, but the Crusaders had the momentum.  Senior Bruce Harris nearly gave the Crusaders the lead as time winded down.  Senior Colin Welniak kept the Crusaders in the game with multiple great saves, holding the Redhawks […]

The Standard: Brother Rice vs. Marist Soccer2023-09-28T18:45:14-05:00

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


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