The Standard: Senior Year Reflection


By Jack Kelly ‘21

I write my final article for this class with mixed emotions. I say this not to sound special; I would almost guarantee that every senior journalism student feels the same way. But “mixed emotions” perfectly sums up how I feel right now.

When I first came to Rice, I was extremely shy. My natural tendency towards timidness was exacerbated by the fact that I hardly knew anyone going in. No one from my grammar school class was going to Rice, and while I did know one good friend who was going, he wasn’t in any classes with me. Besides […]

The Standard: Senior Year Reflection2021-05-19T21:39:36-05:00

The Standard: Ramblers Upset Illini with Ease


By Jack Kelly ‘21

Never bet against Sister Jean’s Ramblers on a Sunday in March.

The #8 ranked Ramblers of Loyola Chicago upset the #1 ranked Illini of Illinois by a score of 71-58 this past Sunday, and although it was an upset, this tournament has programmed us to expect the unexpected. With 15-seed over 2-seed, a 14-seed over 3 -seed and 13-seed over 4-seed upsets all happening in just one round, many people’s brackets were busted in the first few hours of the tournament.

In one of the best games of the tournament so far, Loyola center Cameron Krutwig led the team with […]

The Standard: Ramblers Upset Illini with Ease2021-03-24T23:37:26-05:00

Crusader Day Traders


By Jack Kelly ‘21

These days, 99th and Pulaski is starting to feel like Wall Street.

The Brother Rice Student Council has started an investment club game on With almost 100 current players, it has simulated hundreds of day trades from rookie Crusader investors on a daily basis. The game itself is not only a blast, but it is also a great learning tool.

Senior Quinn Clifford said, “As someone who did not know too much about the stock market before joining the game, the MarketWatch game is a great chance for me to learn by preparing myself for making real trades in […]

Crusader Day Traders2021-02-25T23:45:10-06:00

The Standard: Tampa Bay is Super Bowl Bound


By Jack Kelly ‘21

It’s the week after the conference championship games, and it feels like the movie Groundhog Day. Tom Brady is headed to the Super Bowl for the tenth time in his 21 year career.

Though there aren’t many Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans roaming the halls on 99th and Pulaski, I do know quite a few Bears fans. And by that fact, I know there were a lot of Crusaders rooting for Brady as he took on Chicago Bears’ enemy Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers this Sunday.

It was a great game by all accounts. With 57 total points scored […]

The Standard: Tampa Bay is Super Bowl Bound2021-01-27T20:39:49-06:00

The Standard: New Borat Controversy


By Jack Kelly ‘21

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, known for his gut-busting portrayals of characters like Ali-G, Bruno, and Gen. Aladeen, is back again. This time he portrays the character Borat, a Kazakh journalist let on the loose in America.

“Borat 2” is the sequel to the first Borat released in 2006. It follows a different premise from the first movie, but the hijinks and antics are present throughout.

It wouldn’t be a Sacha Baron Cohen movie without controversy, however. A simple Google search will return millions of results: “Sacha Baron Cohen hits back at Rudy Giuliani over ‘Borat’ scene,” “‘Borat 2’: How Sacha […]

The Standard: New Borat Controversy2020-10-29T23:31:00-05:00

The Standard: Feels like ‘05


By Jack Kelly ‘21

It’s that time of year again!

Usually, the Chicago White Sox are not playing baseball in September. In fact, they haven’t made the playoffs in 12 years. However, it only makes sense that in one of the most crazy and unpredictable years in modern history, the Sox break this streak.

Personally, the White Sox have been one of the most fun teams to watch this season. They are a young squad, anchored by veterans like Jose Abreu, Lucas Giolito, Dallas Keuchel and Tim Anderson. The Sox boast one of the most high-powered offenses in the league; they rank first in […]

The Standard: Feels like ‘052020-10-02T21:22:50-05:00


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