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April Daily Prayers

April 12th, 2021|

Thursday, April 1, 2021 Today is the Feast of St. Hugo of Grenoble Today is Holy Thursday 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 Loving Provider, you gather [...]

The Standard: Brother Rice alumni perform with senior Chris Staszak

April 2nd, 2021|Tags: |

By Sean Mahanes ‘21 Earlier this month, the City Lights Orchestra, a group of alumni led by Richard Daniels ’74, visited Brother Rice to perform with senior singer Chris Staszak. This musical collaboration certainly did not disappoint, as the group played beautiful renditions of “Smile” and other songs. Chris [...]

The Standard: The Crusaders Battle But Fall Short to Rival Marist

April 2nd, 2021|Tags: |

By Michael Badke ‘21 The Crusader football team took a tough loss to the Marist Redhawks on Friday, March 26. It was a back and forth tough, Southside, Catholic League battle between arguably two of the top teams in the state. The Crusader offense started off sloppy on their [...]

The Standard: Crusader Bowling Claims Chicago Catholic League

March 24th, 2021|Tags: |

By Cullen Cosme ‘21 Last weekend the Crusader bowling team claimed the Chicago Catholic League title over the Shamrocks from St. Patrick led by huge performances by seniors Tony Lundy, Josh Bell, and Brennan O’Malley. In a year where athletes across the state were uncertain if they would be [...]

The Standard: Scholastic Bowl Team’s IHSA Regional Championship

March 24th, 2021|Tags: |

By Adam Homel ‘21 The Brother Rice Scholastic Bowl team traveled to Sandburg High School to participate in the IHSA Regional Championships. The team's moderators are Mrs. England and Mrs. Pansino, with senior Chris Staszak helping them. Scholastic Bowl is an activity at Brother Rice where the students compete [...]

The Standard: Why the Chicago White Sox will win the 2021 World Series

March 18th, 2021|Tags: |

By Aidan O’Connor ‘21 The Chicago White Sox have been in the spotlight lately. The combination of promising young stars and proven veterans are ready to put the MLB on notice. Anyone who knows me knows I could go on and on about why the White Sox will go [...]

The Standard: First Year, Second Season, and a Return to Ultimate Frisbee

March 18th, 2021|Tags: |

By Matthew Quattrocchi ‘21 Finally, in a break of cold weather and in the relief of warm weather, the Ultimate Frisbee team made it’s second semester debut for their first practices of 2021. The club first started as a Kairos gimmick in September, but over the course of the [...]

The Standard: A Convincing Victory for the Bowling Team on Senior Night

March 12th, 2021|Tags: |

By Sean Deane ‘21 On March 2, Brother RiceTV hosted its first bowling broadcast in five years.  They could not have chosen a better match to broadcast as the Crusaders put on a show against the Marist Redhawks on Senior Night. The Crusaders had impressive victories at both the [...]

Brother Rice Taps Coach Tim Vaughan as New Head Golf Coach

March 4th, 2021|

Last week, as Chicago lay dormant under a few feet of February snow, new Brother Rice High School head coach Tim Vaughan met with students on two separate afternoons to introduce himself and discuss local Evans Scholarship opportunities through the Ridge CC Caddie Program.   Wait… golf? That’s right.  What [...]

The Standard: Brother Rice vs. Fenwick Basketball Thriller

March 3rd, 2021|Tags: |

By Quinn Clifford ‘21 On Friday, Feb. 26, the Brother Rice basketball team faced off against Fenwick in a highly-anticipated Chicago Catholic League (CCL) matchup. The Fenwick Friars, led by Kentucky recruit Bryce Hopkins, went on the road to play the extremely balanced Crusaders in the Brother Rice south [...]

The Standard: Swimming Crusaders fall short against St. Ignatius

March 3rd, 2021|Tags: |

By Sean Mahanes ‘21 On Saturday morning, the Brother Rice swim team took to the “swamp” to square off with St. Ignatius. The Crusaders were unable to continue the momentum from last weekend’s win against De La Salle, suffering a tough home loss to the Wolf Pack on both [...]

All in the Family: Hail Lyons Crusader Clan –  25 From Tom ’63 to Shane ’28

March 3rd, 2021|

Hail Lyons Crusader Clan -  25 From Tom '63 to Shane '28 Brother Rice High School's ability to help form young men of faith and to pass on the Catholic tradition in the name of Blessed Edmund Rice and the Christian Brothers flows from the heart of its mission.  [...]

The Standard: Skating Crusaders outplay but fall to St. Rita 2-1.

February 26th, 2021|Tags: |

By Michael Badke ‘21 The Brother Rice hockey team lost its first Chicago Catholic Hockey League game Thursday night against the St. Rita Mustangs. The Crusaders fell with the final score of 2-1 despite outshooting the Mustangs 48-24. St. Rita goalie Michael Menard had an unbelievable game in net [...]

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

February 25th, 2021|

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 [...]

Brother Rice Senior Christopher Valles ‘21 Joins the Posse

February 18th, 2021|

Brother Rice Senior Christopher Valles ‘21 Joins the Posse In the summer of 2020, Brother Rice High School Director of Counseling Pat Creed looked over a laundry list of scholarships for which Crusader students would be eligible, a tedious but rewarding task he and the other counselors perform without [...]

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