The Standard: Behind the Scenes of “The Little Mermaid”


By Alex Cichowicz ‘23

“The Little Mermaid” is a Disney movie we all know and love. Most of us remember watching it as kids and recalling every funny little detail. This year the Mother McAuley Theater has brought this to us as a musical to enjoy with friends and family.

Many students put so much time and hard work into this and couldn’t wait to present it to the audience. Before big shows there is a lot of excitement and nervousness throughout the room.

Junior P.J. Panarese, who played Trident, said, “When opening night hits, at first you feel the nerves start to hit, […]

The Standard: Behind the Scenes of “The Little Mermaid”2022-11-28T23:03:47-06:00

The Standard: Teacher Feature – Mr. Bill Gleeson


By Alex Cichowicz ‘23

Mr. Gleeson is one of Brother Rice’s widely known faculty members. Some of his titles include football coach, P.E. teacher, and history teacher, but he is mostly known for keeping students in line. He has taught at Brother Rice for about thirty eight years.

Aside from Brother Rice, he has taught at De La Salle and Leo High Schools, and some classes at the University of Illinois. Teaching has always been an interest for Coach Gleeson. His inspiration started in high school because of the motivation of good teachers, coaches, and being able to help others succeed.

The main subject […]

The Standard: Teacher Feature – Mr. Bill Gleeson2022-10-31T23:24:14-05:00

The Standard: The ONLY Water Bottle


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


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