The Standard: Senior Year and Beyond


By Jack O’Connell ’22 – Team Leader

Here we are, it is the last week of school for us seniors. The last days of school in my opinion are bittersweet because it feels great to be getting out of school, but at the same time, we are leaving behind the amazing experience we had at this wonderful school.  Overall, I had a great senior year and couldn’t have hoped for a better sendoff to my time here.

Over the last 4 years at Rice, I’ve been extremely active, being a three-sport athlete and also being a part of multiple clubs and groups. I […]

The Standard: Senior Year and Beyond2022-05-16T23:02:10-05:00

The Standard: Prom 2022 Preview


By Jack O’Connell ‘22

Spring is here and prom season is officially upon us! With the last week of school for our Class of 2022, what a way to end off the week with prom on Saturday, May 7, at the Hilton in downtown Chicago.

Many seniors are excited for the event, buying lavish tuxedos to look their best for the special occasion.

Senior Danny Veal said, “I’m hyped up for prom, I got, by far, the flyest fit for the dance and it’s gonna be a night to remember for sure.” Veal is one of several seniors who have been excited for the […]

The Standard: Prom 2022 Preview2022-05-03T21:45:18-05:00

The Standard: NFL Free Agency Frenzy


By Jack O’Connell ‘22 

This NFL offseason has been the best in league history. There has been an unprecedented amount of player movement throughout only the first week of free agency action. We have seen countless trades and signings that will change the landscape of the NFL for years to come.

The first blockbuster trade to occur this offseason was when the Seattle Seahawks traded Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a couple of first round picks, and three players. This move made the already star studded AFC West even more loaded, but that would be far […]

The Standard: NFL Free Agency Frenzy2022-03-25T10:48:57-05:00

The Standard: Super Bowl Menu


By Jack O´Connell ‘22

¨The Big Game¨ has come and gone, with a legendary game behind us. Super Bowl Sunday is the day where the best two teams in football play to determine a champion, not to mention all the memorable commercials, and halftime show performances to accommodate the game.

However, the best part of Super Bowl Sunday is the food! From family viewings to parties with your friends, the food served during the parties for the big game is unmatched.

My mom cooks up her amazing buffalo chicken dip every year for the Super Bowl for everyone to enjoy. It goes with any […]

The Standard: Super Bowl Menu2022-02-17T22:04:00-06:00

The Standard: BRTV achieves record viewing numbers in the Mt. Carmel playoff game


By Jack O ́Connell ‘22

On Saturday Nov.13, the Brother Rice football team won a huge playoff game at home against conference rival Mount Carmel. With a final score of 42-28, it was   the second time this season that the Crusaders beat the Caravan. The Crusaders beat Carmel in the spring as well, making this the third time in six months. This was not only a monumental moment in Brother Rice history for the football team, but also for the BRTV program as well.

The broadcast of the Carmel playoff game sits at 25,000 views. This is the most watched broadcast BRTV has […]

The Standard: BRTV achieves record viewing numbers in the Mt. Carmel playoff game2021-12-09T21:24:22-06:00


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