Conor Leibforth ’20

The Standard: Crusader Football


By Connor Leibforth ‘20

The 2019 Brother Rice football team has been something different. After finishing the season at only 5-4, the Crusaders knew they had something to prove. Finishing the season in the semifinals, but upsetting three straight teams to get to that point, is a great accomplishment.

This image shows the 2019 Crusader as the quarterback of the team. He has a shield in his left hand and the football in his right. A sword is also pictured on the Crusaders back.

I used markers to color the Crusader and colored pencils to fill in the background.

The Standard: Crusader Football2019-11-27T01:12:16-06:00

The Standard: Kanye West’s “Jesus is King” Review


By Connor Leibforth ‘20


“Jesus is King” is Kanye West’s newest album released on Friday, Oct 26. In typical Kanye fashion this album was supposed to have been released weeks ago but kept being postponed.

“Jesus is King” is a gospel album and the theme is carried out in every single song. A powerful intro from the Sunday Service Choir sets the tone to the whole album.

I thought this was another good album from Kanye. Senior John “Ronan” Dolan said, “Overall the album was enjoyable, however, I felt that some of the songs should have been a little […]

The Standard: Kanye West’s “Jesus is King” Review2019-11-02T16:09:56-05:00

The Standard: Crusader Soccer Comes up Short in the Christian Brothers Cup


By Connor Leibforth ’20

In sports, scores don’t always best reflect the game. The 2019 Christian Brothers Cup is a great example of this.

The Christian Brothers Cup is a classic rivalry between the Brother Rice Crusaders and St. Laurence Vikings soccer teams. After losing the cup last year 2-0, the Crusaders were hungry to get it back.

Unfortunately, the game did not go as planned when the Vikings opened up the game aggressively and scored within the first minute of the game. The Crusaders knew they were playing a quality opponent, but were taken aback with the early score by the Viking’s midfielder.

The […]

The Standard: Crusader Soccer Comes up Short in the Christian Brothers Cup2019-11-26T10:55:44-06:00