The Standard: Turning The Page


By Danny Wallace ‘21

The dreaded reality I have been fearing for years has finally arrived. Two weeks from now, I will have officially graduated from Brother Rice, my second home for the past four years. And I can confidently say that I loved every single second of it.

The timing of this piece cannot be any more meaningful. The entire senior class has just reconvened after more than a year-long hiatus because of COVID-19. Not seeing some of my closest friends for such a long time almost made me forget how special Brother Rice actually is.

But, these last couple of weeks have […]

The Standard: Turning The Page2021-05-16T21:48:33-05:00

The Standard: Virtual Career Day at Brother Rice


By Danny Wallace ‘21

Career Day at Brother Rice is one of the many events that seniors look forward to during their final semester. Many students truly enjoy the advice that the alumni speakers give as well as the detailed descriptions of their daily tasks.

But this year, Career Day looked a lot different than usual.

Abiding by COVID-19 protocols, every speaker talked to their assigned class through Zoom or Google Meet. As a result, the only interaction could come through the students that were e-learning, limiting the amount of questions asked and hurting the fluidity of each presentation. Although these setbacks took away […]

The Standard: Virtual Career Day at Brother Rice2021-04-05T15:51:36-05:00

The Standard: The NHL Visits Lake Tahoe


By Danny Wallace ‘21

Lake Tahoe, a breathtakingly beautiful lake on the California-Nevada border, was the site of two NHL contests last week. The switch to this scenic landscape from the usual NHL outdoor game setting of an MLB or NFL stadium galvanized fans across the nation.

And, oh my, did the gamble pay off.

On Feb. 20, the Colorado Avalanche faced off against the Vegas Golden Knights on the 18th fairway of Edgewood Tahoe Resort in Stateline, Nev. with the Sierra Nevada looming in the distance. Even without fans due to COVID-19, the atmosphere was unbelievable as it was just pure hard-nosed hockey, […]

The Standard: The NHL Visits Lake Tahoe2021-03-03T22:51:54-06:00

The Standard: GameStop To The Moon!


By Danny Wallace ‘21

David vs. Goliath. Buster Douglas vs. Mike Tyson. Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather. Everybody loves a great underdog story. So, when the subreddit r/wallstreetbets decided to band together against a group of wealthy hedge fund managers short selling stocks of GameStop, the internet went into a frenzy.

In simple terms, these hedge fund managers were betting on GameStop (GME its stock symbol) stocks to drop significantly because of the belief that the company was on the verge of bankruptcy. This is where the group of scrappy faceless “redditors” come in. In an attempt to “stick it to the man” […]

The Standard: GameStop To The Moon!2021-02-03T21:46:11-06:00

The Standard: Should Brother Rice Have Finals This Year?


By Danny Wallace ‘21

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has been full of immense changes that have hindered the high school experiences of many Brother Rice students. From countless sport cancellations and postponements to extremely modified and limited school events, this school year has been challenging and demanding. Not to mention the fact that we are currently following a hybrid schedule, meaning we are only “in class” half the time. So the question remains: why is the only constant during this hectic time final exams?

When asked about the topic, Student Council Vice President Quinn Clifford shared the sentiments of most of […]

The Standard: Should Brother Rice Have Finals This Year?2020-12-10T23:34:47-06:00

The Standard: The Stranger


By Danny Wallace ‘21

The Miltons were like every other family from their area: Irish Catholic, blue-collar, family-oriented. Their two-story, red brick house in the middle of Chicago mimicked these traits. They were just like us, which is why the horrifying accident of late October 2018 is especially bone-chilling.

First, I must give you some background. Mr. and Mrs. Milton had two children, Zach and Ryan. Zach was entering his junior year in high school, while Ryan was in the midst of his senior year at Butler University. So, when Mr. and Mrs. Milton decided to attend a wedding in Seattle, Zach was […]

The Standard: The Stranger2020-11-04T20:26:30-06:00

The Standard: Playoff Heartbreak: Chicago White Sox Fall to the Oakland Athletics


By Danny Wallace ‘21

The Oakland Athletics defeated the Chicago White Sox in a best-of-three wildcard matchup last week by a series score of two games to one. The series came down to a winner-take-all Game 3 on Oct. 1 that the Athletics won by a score of 6-4. Despite the fact that the White Sox were the clear underdog as the No. 7 seed, Sox fans feel that the series was theirs to lose and blame most of the loss on head coach Rick Renteria and pitching coach Don Cooper.

After Game 3, one fan shared the feelings of the rest of […]

The Standard: Playoff Heartbreak: Chicago White Sox Fall to the Oakland Athletics2020-10-08T23:15:24-05:00


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