The Standard: My Senior Year

2021-05-19T21:46:31-05:00

By Dan Zapata ‘21

Going into this year, I didn’t know what to expect, but it was already clear that the senior year I had envisioned when I was a freshman wouldn’t be happening. Yes, I knew we were still in a pandemic. However, I thought the damage had been done to the Class of 2020, yet here I was already preparing my new double-monitor gaming PC for an entire school year worth of eLearning. My bedroom, once my comfort zone, was to be turned into a classroom. However, I lived here, meaning that during virtual days I would spend my entire […]

The Standard: My Senior Year2021-05-19T21:46:31-05:00

The Standard: Awards season is here, if anyone remembers

2021-03-24T23:05:17-05:00

By Dan Zapata ‘21

It’s always the same occurrence every year. You’re flipping through channels on the TV when you come across at least one commercial for the annual Oscar or Grammy awards.

You keep channel-surfing, because, who cares?

Well, this year is different. Despite the worldwide panic currently going on (specifying would take a while), the show must go on. Last Sunday, the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards took place two months later than it usually does, and the next day, nominations for the 93rd Annual Academy Awards, more commonly known as the Oscars, were announced, also having been pushed back.

The Grammys were held […]

The Standard: Awards season is here, if anyone remembers2021-03-24T23:05:17-05:00

The Standard: The Brother Rice Diversity Club Stems Out

2021-03-03T22:35:22-06:00

By Dan Zapata ‘21

The Brother Rice Diversity Club has existed for several years, but in times where injustice still lurks on American soil, more students have joined to have their voices heard. This year, the club received a very exclusive opportunity to collaborate with other schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

The summer of 2020 proved to be a turning point in the movement to call for an end to racial injustice. Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago also advocated for change, specifically for schools associated with the Archdiocese of Chicago, to shape the narrative and become champions of racial equity and justice.

However, […]

The Standard: The Brother Rice Diversity Club Stems Out2021-03-03T22:35:22-06:00

The Standard: The Brother Rice Diversity Club Stems Out

2021-03-01T08:50:21-06:00

By Dan Zapata ‘21

The Brother Rice Diversity Club has existed for several years, but in times where injustice still lurks on American soil, more students have joined to have their voices heard. This year, the club received a very exclusive opportunity to collaborate with other schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

The summer of 2020 proved to be a turning point in the movement to call for an end to racial injustice. Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago also advocated for change, specifically for schools associated with the Archdiocese of Chicago, to shape the narrative and become champions of […]

The Standard: The Brother Rice Diversity Club Stems Out2021-03-01T08:50:21-06:00

The Standard: Still hesitant about going on Kairos? (No Spoilers)

2021-02-03T08:31:28-06:00

By Dan Zapata ‘21

Despite the challenges the 2020-2021 school year has presented so far, Brother Rice has luckily been fortunate to have kept the full Kairos experience, with three regularly scheduled retreats having taken place so far. However, one of the most notable changes in the routine is the number of candidates allowed to attend, which has been halved from an average of 30.

As a result, space for March’s Kairos 156 is limited, so for seniors who haven’t gone yet, the final opportunity to save a spot is just around the corner.

However, many people are hesitant to give Kairos a chance, […]

The Standard: Still hesitant about going on Kairos? (No Spoilers)2021-02-03T08:31:28-06:00

The Standard: College Application Season: COVID-19 Edition

2020-10-29T23:19:12-05:00

By Dan Zapata ‘21

It’s that time of the year again, and no, not the holiday season. For seniors, this time of the year isn’t as fun. At all. Actually, this time of the year is considered by many to be very stressful, and rightfully so.

It’s college application season!

That’s right; despite the uncertainty of the future amidst the ongoing pandemic, seniors still have to worry about where their future lies as well. They’ve had 18 long years to think, so this should be no problem at all!

Of course.

The last year of high school has always been regarded as the best one. However, […]

The Standard: College Application Season: COVID-19 Edition2020-10-29T23:19:12-05:00

The Standard: The Saturday Morning Showdown

2020-10-01T12:12:43-05:00

By Daniel Zapata ‘21

August, September, and October. Every Rice student knows that the fall season is arguably the most anticipated of the school year when it comes to sports. You have football, soccer, golf, and cross country, with each athlete working hard to improve themselves for personal fulfillment and for the sake of their team.

However, things are slightly different this year.

Slightly is an understatement; things are very different this season. For starters, half of the fall sports technically aren’t even fall sports anymore. Football and soccer have joined the spring sports, while golf and cross country remain.

As if it couldn’t be […]

The Standard: The Saturday Morning Showdown2020-10-01T12:12:43-05:00
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