Conor Glennon ’20

The Standard: A Dreamer’s Dream


By Conor Glennon ‘20

Many years ago, there was a kid with some pretty extraordinary dreams. This kid was a mere novice to Brother Rice basketball, but something inside of him fueled his hunger to leave an impact on such a storied program.

That same kid sat in the stands at every game on the first row on the south end of the gym on the side closer to Pulaski. He sat in that same seat every time because it had the best view in the house. At that time, the kid was just the right height to see right in between two […]

The Standard: A Dreamer’s Dream2020-03-18T19:22:52-05:00

The Standard: The Eddy Games


By Conor Glennon ‘20 and Justin Jefferson ‘20


Behold –  the first ever Eddy Games…

Well, the first ever at Brother Rice at least.

High school students seem to love two things: competition and unity.

What better way to please a crowd than a good old-fashioned, all-school competition?

All students reported to the gym where they sat with their respective houses. From there, student volunteers were called down from the audience. They, then, met as a team and discussed strategies on how to win.

I must say, House Limerick was a heavy favorite to wipe out the competition. You can even ask the guys down in Las […]

The Standard: The Eddy Games2020-03-18T19:19:47-05:00

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

The Standard: Sean Joyce – A True Crusader


By Conor Glennon ‘20

Around the halls, Sean Joyce might be known as the giant kid that towers over the rest. In the classroom, he may be known as an intelligent being. On the court, Joyce is a humble leader.

Sean Joyce is a four year member of the Crusader basketball team. This year, as a senior, a new role was placed upon him. Joyce is somebody who comes into practice every day and gets his work done. As he has seen his playing time go up and down throughout the course of the season, he has never complained. He always does whatever […]

The Standard: Sean Joyce – A True Crusader2020-02-12T22:38:07-06:00

The Standard: Crusaders’ Miller Picks Hawkeyes


By Conor Glennon ‘20

Senior Crusader swimmer Seth Miller has been nothing short of exceptional over the past four years.

As a Crusader, Miller has been a premier student-athlete. From winning Crusader of the Month to dominating the waters, he has done it all.

Miller said, “The swim team at Rice has an amazing atmosphere and has helped form me into the teammate I am today. Through all four years I have learned to balance academics and athletics, be a leader, and discover the true meaning of hard work. These attributes have helped form me into a true athlete who is proud to represent […]

The Standard: Crusaders’ Miller Picks Hawkeyes2020-01-23T08:29:12-06:00

The Standard: Kennedy Shines as Ramblers Surge to 3-1 Conference Start


By Conor Glennon ‘20

For Crusader sports fans, perhaps the name Marquise Kennedy may ring a bell. Perhaps a few memories may even come to mind. Or, maybe even a few hundred.

Just one year ago, Kennedy was dropping jaws with beyond memorable performances.

After an incredible junior season with the Crusaders, big things were expected heading into his senior campaign. Kennedy surpassed all expectations in what very well could have been the single best individual season in Brother Rice basketball history.

After breaking countless records, Kennedy opted to continue his career at hometown and recent Cinderella story, Loyola University.

Kennedy, as expected, has impressed thus […]

The Standard: Kennedy Shines as Ramblers Surge to 3-1 Conference Start2020-01-23T08:23:59-06:00

The Standard: Fear the Beard – Louie Stepanek


By Conor Glennon ‘20

Fear the Beard is a fundraiser honoring the late Andrew Weishar. Students raise money to donate to the Weishar Foundation. As a result, students are allowed to participate in No Shave November.

For young Catholic school boys, this is a pretty big deal. It gives young men a chance to grow out their unique facial hair for about a month. All participants grow out their beard as much as they can before the month has expired.

Students participate in this event annually. Every year it is a huge success.

Senior Louie Stepanek loves getting to grow out his beard during the […]

The Standard: Fear the Beard – Louie Stepanek2019-11-21T23:47:37-06:00

The Standard: Max Strus: A Neighborhood Hero


By Conor Glennon ‘20

“Successful people do ordinary things better than everybody else.”

For Hickory Hills native Max Strus, this couldn’t be more true.

No flash. No hype. Just work. Strus, former basketball player at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School, was never one to get caught up in the opinions of everybody else. Maturely, Strus opted to put his focus and energy into basketball.

Strus, overlooked and underappreciated, did not gain much interest from Division I programs. Maybe a problem for many, but for Strus and his blue-collar work ethic, not so much. Strus, a homebody, settled to attend Lewis University. Lewis, a Division II […]

The Standard: Max Strus: A Neighborhood Hero2019-11-21T23:36:27-06:00

The Standard: Open House


By Conor Glennon ‘20

Open house is probably the one and only time bragging to families about how great you are is allowed.

Around this time every year, Brother Rice hosts an open house for prospective families to come check out the school life. Families are lead on tours given by National Honors Society and Ambassador Club members.

On these tours, families make stops at educational tables that give incredible amounts of valuable information. This information helps people to grow a better understanding of what exactly it is that makes the Brother Rice family so special.

Every year the goal remains the same – to […]

The Standard: Open House2019-10-25T23:26:59-05:00

The Standard: College Applications


By Conor Glennon ‘20

Have you ever been socked in the face by a Conor McGregor left hand? No, well, just go ahead and begin the college application process and you will surely take quite the same beating.

The college application is like taking a kick to the soul from an NFL punter. Not so much because it’s a difficult form, but moreso what comes with it.

The common app marks the beginning of the college application process, the process where 18 year old students have to practically decide what they want to do for the rest of their lives. It comes time to […]

The Standard: College Applications2019-10-25T23:17:30-05:00
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