The Standard: Mental Health Awareness in Our Communities


By Patrick Conroy ‘22

Every year, hundreds of people commit suicide throughout the world, with many of them being teens or young adults. Recently, Illinois has seen an increase in the number of adolescent suicides.

West of Chicago, Providence Catholic High School recently suffered the loss of one of its top athletes, Ryan Jefferson. Ryan was a well-liked young man who played baseball for the Cangelosi Sparks, a well-known baseball club, and had committed to play at the University of Illinois. Thankfully, the state supported the Jefferson family. Many schools such as Joliet Catholic Academy, St. Rita, Notre Dame College Prep, Fenwick, Minooka […]

The Standard: Mental Health Awareness in Our Communities2021-11-27T21:36:53-06:00

The Standard: Brother Rice Soccer’s Young Team


By Patrick Conroy ‘22

Over the past few years, the Brother Rice soccer program has been searching for talent to make Brother Rice a soccer powerhouse again. After dominating the Catholic League, superstar Jack Finnegan graduated to Wisconsin; after this, Crusader soccer struggled in one area or another, but seem to have found their groove at last.

This year, the Brother Rice starting lineup consists of two seniors. This is the lowest quantity of seniors starting in a very long time. The team is young, playing five to six freshmen at the varsity level.

The Crusaders found success early in the regular season, starting […]

The Standard: Brother Rice Soccer’s Young Team2021-11-08T20:08:49-06:00

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