The Standard: Now Presenting Chicago the Musical


By Patrick Panarese ‘24

Have you ever wondered how Chicago was in the 1920s? Imagine the music playing in the most popular clubs and spots in town. Our next-door neighbor, Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, is all set to present the musical Chicago on Nov. 16 and 19. The show starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

All the cast members are enthusiastic about this high-energy and electrifying show. Junior Mike Heilmann plays the leading role of Billy Flynn, a defense attorney who helps the women of Chicago prove their innocence in criminal cases.

Mike was […]

The Standard: Now Presenting Chicago the Musical2023-11-03T20:06:56-05:00

The Standard: The Crusader Pep Rally


By Robbie Rutledge ‘24


This past Friday, Brother Rice hosted its yearly Pep Rally, having fun competitions, an eating contest, and an amazing performance from our Lady Crusaders.

The hosts of the day, Connor Stack and JD Maloney, had some high praises for the event.

Junior Connor Stack said, “I was really happy with the turnout. The students participated, the fans got involved, and the day was just very enjoyable.”

The first event of the day was the scooter relay race. Although the seniors seemed to be heavy favorites to win, they ended up coming in third place after Brendan Hayes fell off his scooter. […]

The Standard: The Crusader Pep Rally2023-10-18T21:21:13-05:00

The Standard: Kicking Crusaders Roll to the Top of the Tables


By Colin Welniak ‘24

The Brother Rice kicking Crusaders are on fire as they clinched the number one seed in the class 2A Lemont Sectional.

After what seemed like another long season, everyone was set on the Crusaders finishing at the bottom of the tables once again, but something was different. The Crusaders kept winning.

Senior forward Tyler Wojcik said, “It’s definitely a great feeling being able to compete and win, but we still have to remember what we are playing for and stay disciplined because anything can happen.”

The Crusaders have been having their best season since Coach Matt Prunckle played almost twenty years […]

The Standard: Kicking Crusaders Roll to the Top of the Tables2023-10-07T21:55:57-05:00

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: 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

The Standard: Saved the Best for Last


By Charlie Walsh ‘23

My senior year has by far been the most memorable. I have had so much success and fun.

I started off the year running cross country. I was named team captain. This was an achievement that I looked forward to for three years. I remember looking up to the senior captains my freshman and sophomore year; now I was that role model for this year’s young guys.

The season went very well. We took home the regional championship for the 3rd time in four years. At sectionals, we ran one of our greatest races all year and qualified for the […]

The Standard: Saved the Best for Last2023-05-18T13:58:54-05:00

The Standard: Senior Signing Day


By Nick Niego ‘23

The final signing day for student-athletes at Brother Rice was this past Wednesday. A total of 18 students decided on the college they will be attending next year.

Friends and families gathered in the main gym before school started to congratulate the young men on their hard work and dedication to school and their respective sport.

St. Ambrose basketball signee Ryan Kenney said, “School and sports are very similar. You have to put in work to get what you want and go where you want to go. Nothing is handed to you.”

Four students signed for basketball, five signed for soccer, […]

The Standard: Senior Signing Day2023-05-04T20:41:29-05:00

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


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