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The Standard: College Corner – University of Illinois

2022-11-10T19:45:04-06:00

By Danny Hughes ‘23

A short two-hour drive to Champaign, Illinois led me to a school with a top engineering program in the country. On the agenda was a 45-minute informational presentation and a 90-minute walking tour around the campus.

Every building on the tour was unique, especially the Talbot Lab, which contained The Southwark-Emery Universal Testing Machine, which is a two-story crushing machine that uses up to three million pounds of tension or compression power on any material tested.

Another fantastic building was the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building. The building contained a nanofabrication lab, an extremely clean lab where students research semiconductors […]

The Standard: College Corner – University of Illinois2022-11-10T19:45:04-06:00

The Standard: BR Hosts Pre-Season Clinic

2022-10-27T22:26:40-05:00

By Ryan Gierhahn ‘23

In the past, Brother Rice has been known for offering a free-of-charge basketball clinic to grade school players before their season begins. It’s a great way for kids to get back into the basketball groove with football season ending in the next couple weeks.

But with Covid being in the midst of everything these last few years, the program has been unable to hold the event since 2019. It was definitely a big deal to bring it back in 2022.

The clinic was held on Sunday, October 16, at Brother Rice. It was offered to any 5th-8th graders who wanted […]

The Standard: BR Hosts Pre-Season Clinic2022-10-27T22:26:40-05:00

The Standard: Back in Blood

2022-10-22T19:54:31-05:00

By Josh Sutker ‘23

Many people still remember the heartbreaking loss to the Joliet Catholic Academy Hilltoppers in last year’s homecoming game. After going back and forth, the Hilltoppers came out on top 56-49.

Something was in the air last week that fell over the football team.

Senior Trey Pierce said, “It was intense, we all wanted it as a team. We knew that the team who wanted it more would come out on top.”

Traveling out to Joliet allowed the players time to lock in before the game.

Senior Owen Gorman said, “The bus was silent. We were all listening to our music and getting […]

The Standard: Back in Blood2022-10-22T19:54:31-05:00

The Standard: Should Brother RIce Bring Back the Ping Pong Table?

2022-10-13T19:30:17-05:00

By Peter McShane ‘23 

With the new phone policy at Brother Rice, lots of students are very upset that they’re not even allowed to have them at lunch. Although there might be a slight chance that this rule could be changed, what if the school just brought back the ping pong table they got rid of in 2018?

Some of the teachers mentioned how students weren’t showing attention to their classmates because they were too busy looking at their phones at lunch, so what better way to have the kids socialize more than bringing back the ping pong table?

Robert Reagan said, “I think […]

The Standard: Should Brother RIce Bring Back the Ping Pong Table?2022-10-13T19:30:17-05:00

The Standard: The Cy Young of ‘91

2022-10-12T19:51:36-05:00

By Joe Scarriot ‘23

The greatest achievement as a Brother Rice athlete is to be inducted into the Circle of Champions. Members of the Circle of Champions have all made a name for themselves as a Crusader. George Escobarete ‘91 joins this honorable group of very few.

George Escobarete played baseball at Brother Rice and created an impressive resume for himself as a pitcher. In the 1991 season, George was voted as team MVP by his teammates. He struck out batters left and right with 75 strikeouts. George was not only a starter, but also a closer for the Crusaders. He led the […]

The Standard: The Cy Young of ‘912022-10-12T19:51:36-05:00

The Standard: How Does a 9 Period Schedule Affect You?

2022-10-06T19:18:16-05:00

By Danny Hughes ‘23

Why should someone take electives?

Electives are extremely important in school because electives teach students about areas of study not taught in a regular class. Having a wider variety of electives allows students to expand their interests.

The new 9-period schedule will give students more opportunities to study business, nursing, theater, and other electives. Now that Brother Rice and Mother McAuley’s schedules are almost identical, students have more options with nursing and theater classes on McAuley’s campus.

With more classes available to students, class sizes will decrease and allow students to form more personal relationships with their teachers. Fewer students per […]

The Standard: How Does a 9 Period Schedule Affect You?2022-10-06T19:18:16-05:00

The Standard: The ONLY Water Bottle

2022-09-27T19:49:25-05:00

By Alex Cichowicz ‘23

Water is an everyday necessity.  Our bodies are mostly made up of water, and we can’t survive without it.

This year Brother Rice enacted a rule that if you need to bring a water bottle with you, it must be a Brother Rice issued water bottle. Water bottles are such a simple item that you wouldn’t think they would have to make a rule for them. At the end of the day, we all know that rules are made because somebody found a way to do something out of the ordinary.

The new water bottles were a response to students […]

The Standard: The ONLY Water Bottle2022-09-27T19:49:25-05:00

The Standard: “The Wizard of Zou”

2022-09-27T19:39:29-05:00

By Josh Sutker ‘23

Everyone in the Brother Rice community knows about the man behind the camera. At every sporting event last year, he was either taking pictures, broadcasting in his bright orange jacket, or playing defense for the lacrosse team. Jacob “Wiz” Wizgird ‘22 began to churn out content at the beginning of the football season last year, and it only got better with time.

Wizgird’s passion for videography and photography began in the BRTV club. He was able to cover the game from a different angle and started to realize how cool sports were, especially on 99th and Pulaski.

Wizgird had the […]

The Standard: “The Wizard of Zou”2022-09-27T19:39:29-05:00

The Standard: Crusaders Best Redhawks in Double Overtime

2022-01-22T14:44:35-06:00

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

2021-11-14T09:47:58-06:00

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

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