The Standard: Crusaders Best Redhawks in Double Overtime


By Kevin Conlon ‘22

The historic rivalry between the Crusaders and Redhawks is filled with so many hard fought battles and this game sure lived up to the rivalry. No. 12 ranked Brother Rice took on unranked Marist in a battle that will go down as one of the craziest games ever.  Marist may not be ranked but they are for sure a tough team with a lot of fight in them as they took the game to a double overtime nail-biter.

There was a lot of bad blood in the air because of the recent wrestling meet where Marist beat Brother Rice.  […]

The Standard: Crusaders Best Redhawks in Double Overtime2022-01-22T14:44:35-06:00

The Standard: Running Ugly


By Julius Lujano ‘22

The cross country team had an eventful season filled with various improvements. The first major event of the season was the announcement of the two team captains seniors Jack Antonsen and Sean McNally.

What followed was an exciting and eventful season for the runners. All levels of the program “Ran Ugly”and had great improvements over the season.

Many new freshman runners joined the team and added greatly to the frosh-soph team performance. Throughout the season, the frosh-soph team would place highly in many different meets, winning a few of them on their way to the CCL Championship.

Coach Wazio worked the […]

The Standard: Running Ugly2021-11-14T09:47:58-06:00

Brother Rice Launches Crusaders Care Fund


Brother Rice is excited to launch the Crusaders Care Fund.

Brother Rice High School is committed to making a high-quality Catholic education affordable to students by allocating funds for need-based financial assistance. With that said, this year, we are introducing the Crusaders Care Fund. This fund will provide need-based tuition assistance to students who experience a wage-earning parent’s loss while enrolled at Brother Rice. The Crusaders Care Fund will go into effect for the 2021-22 school year and be supported through the annual Parent Club fee and the BRew and Sip event. This annual $20 Parent Club fee […]

Brother Rice Launches Crusaders Care Fund2021-08-24T09:35:56-05:00

March Daily Prayers


Monday, March 1, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. David

 Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

Lord, all I want is to be faithful to you in my life, but so often I fail. 

Free me from my many sins and guide me to the life I will share with you. 

I wait for your promise to be fulfilled with great hope in my heart 

and your praise […]

March Daily Prayers2021-03-03T12:31:58-06:00

James E. O’Connor ’67: Challenging Beginnings Toward Becoming World’s Most Admired Garbage Man


On January 28, 1970, Jim O’Connor ’67 was only 20 years old when he lost his dad.  He said he was “overwhelmed” that such a thing could happen.  In a highly publicized tragedy, Chicago Police Department Lieutenant James E O’Connor spared the life of an armed robber in an attempt to disarm the 20-year old gunman, who fired during the struggle and killed the 62-year old O’Connor.  Lieutenant O’Connor is remembered as “a hero in every aspect, not only because he spared a young man’s life, whom he could have shot and killed, but also by refusing […]

James E. O’Connor ’67: Challenging Beginnings Toward Becoming World’s Most Admired Garbage Man2021-03-02T11:00:20-06:00

The 18th Annual Platt Family Essay Contest Winners Announced at Brother Rice H.S.


Through the Platt Family Foundation, Mary Ann and Larry Platt (Brother Rice Class of 1968) have provided $278,600 in scholarship funds for 173 students since 2003.


Due to hybrid learning, 41 members of the Class of 2022 competed for the scholarship over two days on November 18th and 19th.  Since 2003, 1,162 Brother Rice students have sat for the 70-minute contest.  

Writing skills are emphasized throughout the curriculum at Brother Rice, and Mary Ann and Larry, who are both engineers, rely on clear communications throughout the daily operations of their science […]

The 18th Annual Platt Family Essay Contest Winners Announced at Brother Rice H.S.2021-02-04T14:22:41-06:00

The Standard: The Game We’ve All Been Waiting For


By Matt Murphy ‘21

Many people wondered if the NFL would be able to provide a successful season during one of the worst pandemics in the world’s history. The NFL was able to put a well-structured plan together with strict protocols and certain guidelines, in hopes to keep their players and fans safe from this virus. Several teams took action and prohibited fans in their stadiums for the whole season.

The only thing the players wanted was to play football and have the opportunity to compete in a season, and they got exactly what they wanted.

The NFL was able to successfully get through […]

The Standard: The Game We’ve All Been Waiting For2021-01-23T22:13:24-06:00

The Standard: National Honor Society


By Conor Glennon ‘20

Good character is not something everybody has. But what if I told you that at Brother Rice, every high character academic scholar was in the same place at the same time? I would tell you that it is this thing called the National Honor Society induction ceremony, and that it literally happens every single year.

Being among some of the hardest working students is truly an honor; hence, the name “honor society.” However, this is no boast for those who have earned a spot in great esteem, but instead, a celebration for their commitment.

Every year, all of the new […]

The Standard: National Honor Society2020-02-14T10:08:41-06:00


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