David Wolf ‘19

The Standard: My Senior Year


By David Wolf ‘19

When asked, most students generally say they cannot wait to graduate from high school. This is not the case for me.

I am unsure if it is because of my teachers, schedule, or classmates, but Brother Rice has been and always will be a home for me.

The beginning of senior year is no walk in the park. Listen to what Mr. Creed and all the other counselors tell you about the common app, transcripts, and deadlines.

Finding time to sit down and complete my applications was very difficult considering I participated in a sport that had about three hour practices […]

The Standard: My Senior Year2019-05-15T22:01:05-05:00

The Standard: BRTF Loses Tough One at Spartan Classic


By David Wolf ‘19

Friday, April 12, the Brother Rice Crusaders track and field team competed at Oak Lawn Community High School in the 2019 Spartan Classic. In 2018, the team won the meet 92.33 points over host Oak Lawn with 92 points.

The meet started out with field events at 4:30 p.m. In the shot put, senior John McGlynn put up 40 feet 3 inches, good enough for fifth place. In the discus throw, junior Louie Conn threw 109 feet 6 inches, a throw fit for fourth place.

In the jumps, Ronan Dolan triple jumped 38 feet 2 inches for sixth place. Malachi […]

The Standard: BRTF Loses Tough One at Spartan Classic2019-04-23T00:16:57-05:00

The Standard: BRTF Brings the Fire to University of Chicago


By David Wolf ‘19

On Sunday, March 17, the Brother Rice Crusaders track and field team competed at University of Chicago for the Indoor Track and Field Chicago Catholic League meet.

The team started out strong in the running events with a fourth place finish in the 4×800 meter(m) relay. Edward Burke, Harrison Morg, Jimmy Maguire and Patrick McGann all powered their way through, finishing with a time of 8 minutes, 56.52 seconds.

Senior Patrick McGann said, “Overall we performed pretty well. We were projected fifth place but took fourth. That race was the hardest I’ve ever pushed myself in my career. I’m excited […]

The Standard: BRTF Brings the Fire to University of Chicago2019-03-23T16:48:47-05:00

The Standard: King of the Curds


By David Wolf ‘19

Every area in the United States is known for some kind of food. Our home, Chicago, is known for deep dish pizza. New York City is known for thin crust pizza. But Wisconsin is known for something special – the cheese curd.

The cheese curd is the most wonderful appetizer, or side, that can accompany almost any Midwest entrée. It starts with a diced piece of cheese fried or breaded. The cheddar or american cheese melts inside to create a gooey surprise.

I traveled to local restaurants in the Chicago area picking up cheese curds to try.



My go-to restaurant for […]

The Standard: King of the Curds2019-03-23T16:43:32-05:00

The Standard: Brother Rice Swim takes 3rd at IHSA Sectional Meet


By David Wolf ‘19

The Brother Rice swim and dive team traveled to Lockport Townships High School for an IHSA Sectional meet on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.

For the Crusaders, the meet started with senior diver, Chris Jones, diving an official score of 358.95. This won him fifth place at the sectional swim meet and earned him a run downstate.

The swimming events began with a strong performance by the 200 yd medley relay team of Owen Greybill, Sean Griffin, Seth Miller, and Kiernan Schumacher. An outstanding performance was turned in by sophomore Kiernan Schumacher as he swam a state qualifying time in his […]

The Standard: Brother Rice Swim takes 3rd at IHSA Sectional Meet2019-02-21T17:59:54-06:00

The Standard: The Battle of the Burgers


By David Wolf ‘19

Just like Jimmy Buffet, who doesn’t like a cheeseburger in paradise?

Last Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 the Brother Rice community gathered at Meatheads on 110th and Cicero Avenue for the Battle of the Burgers.

This fundraiser for the Advocacy Club and Edmund Rice Camp kicked off with a burger eating contest between the two clubs. The rules were plain and simple – which team could eat faster than the other one.

Eating for Advocacy club was Ken Foyle, Joe Sullivan, David Wolf, and Mr. Grogan. Battling for Edmund Rice Camp were Anthony Arquilla, Tom Durkin, Tim Novick, and Mr. Gibson. These […]

The Standard: The Battle of the Burgers2019-02-22T12:32:14-06:00

The Standard: Swim Team Competes at Fenwick Tri Meet


By David Wolf ‘19

Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Brother Rice swim and dive team competed at the Fenwick Tri-meet.

The three teams at this meet included the Wolfpack of Saint Ignatius, the Friars of Fenwick, and the Crusaders. This annual meet was special this year. Seniors from Fenwick celebrated their last home meet of the season with a Senior Night celebration. This celebration consisted of recognizing the parents of seniors and reading fun facts about the students.

The Crusaders started out strong as they placed well in the 200 yard medley relay. This relay team consisted of Seth Miller, Sean Griffin, Daren Rodgers, and […]

The Standard: Swim Team Competes at Fenwick Tri Meet2019-02-18T15:08:41-06:00

The Standard: Mother Son Dance


By David Wolf ‘19

How much does your mom do for you? On Saturday Jan. 20, the Brother Rice Dad’s club gave sons the chance to show their love for their mothers. Moms and their sons danced the night away with a fun night filled with dancing and great music.

Most couples started the night with a meal at Baraccos, Palermo’s, or they kept it simple and hosted a before party.

Student and loving son, Patrick McGann, hosted a before party with pizza and wings. McGann said, “I think my mom deserved a little time to mingle with other moms before the dance, so […]

The Standard: Mother Son Dance2019-02-18T15:11:58-06:00