The Standard: The 2024 St. Germaine Passion Play

2024-03-28T14:28:05-05:00

By James Bowes ‘24

From March 21-24, the 8th grade class at St. Germaine continued the 42 year tradition of performing the passion play.

The St. Germaine Class of 2024 performed a total of four times. The first performance occurred last Thursday during the school day for all the other students to see, then once more that night.

Friday night, the performance occurred right after the weekly fish fry during Lent. The last performance occurred on Palm Sunday, right after 11:30 a.m. mass.

This year, the play was different than usual. In 1994, the play was moved from the church to the gym, in which […]

The Standard: The 2024 St. Germaine Passion Play2024-03-28T14:28:05-05:00

The Standard: Freshman Crusaders Excel in Wrestling Down State

2024-03-14T14:22:14-05:00

By James Bowes ‘24

This year’s Brother Rice wrestling team made history by becoming the first team in program history to place down state. The team took 4th in state.

The wrestling team had four starting freshmen: James Lotito, Jonathan Harris, Frank Miceli, and Danny Costello.

All four freshmen qualified for the individual state tournament, with Danny Costello placing 6th. After the team qualified for the team state championship, these four young men all played a huge role.

When the team faced Mahomet Seymour on Feb. 23 down state, all four men won their matches, helping the team to make it to the semi-finals.

Freshman James […]

The Standard: Freshman Crusaders Excel in Wrestling Down State2024-03-14T14:22:14-05:00

The Standard: Coach Matt Prunckle Resigns as Head Soccer Coach

2024-02-15T17:15:53-06:00

By James Bowes ‘24

A couple weeks ago, Coach Prunckle hosted a meeting in the Forum with his soccer team. He announced that he would no longer be the head coach of the soccer team.

After his best season to date, and having a lot of junior starters returning to the team, it was very surprising to hear this news.

Coach Prunckle later sent out an email and a social media message explaining his decision. He was very happy to be the soccer coach for all these years, but would prefer to focus on the new “Mount Sion” program he founded earlier this year.

He […]

The Standard: Coach Matt Prunckle Resigns as Head Soccer Coach2024-02-15T17:15:53-06:00

The Standard: Bowling Crusaders Compete in the Catholic League Championship

2024-01-19T00:43:25-06:00

By James Bowes ‘24

On Saturday, Jan. 6, the Brother Rice Bowling team went to Stardust Lanes in Addison to compete for the Catholic League Championship.

After dominating the first six seeding games, the team made it into the championship tournament which contained the top four teams.

In a competitive showdown, Brother Rice claimed the 3rd spot in the Catholic League Championship, with standout performances by junior Jeremy Gasca, who secured 1st place individually, senior Tommy McMahon finishing 6th, and senior Tyler Wojcik placing 7th.

Junior Jeremy Gasca, with an average of 214.4 pins and a total pinfall of 1,072, said, “Obviously, we wanted to […]

The Standard: Bowling Crusaders Compete in the Catholic League Championship2024-01-19T00:43:25-06:00

The Standard: Donald Trump Takes Lead in Swing States

2023-11-09T22:22:59-06:00

By James Bowes ‘24

According to recent polls, more citizens in the battleground states trust former President Trump instead of current President Biden.

Senior Julian Gamboa said, “It is not very surprising, as the country seems as divided as ever.”

The results of the poll show Donald Trump leading the swing states of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. However, President Biden still leads in Wisconsin by two percentage points.

Senior Christian Potoczny said, “It’s pretty surprising to see Trump ahead in so many swing states. It just goes to show how unpredictable politics can be. I guess this upcoming election is going to be […]

The Standard: Donald Trump Takes Lead in Swing States2023-11-09T22:22:59-06:00

The Standard: Kevin McCarthy Removed as Speaker of the House

2023-10-12T18:40:20-05:00

By James Bowes ‘24

For the first time in American history, one party had members agree with the opposing party to remove the Speaker of the House. Kevin McCarthy’s removal as Speaker of the House has caused yet another debate in America. Many citizens have strong opinions about why and how this happened.

The main reason McCarthy was disliked by his own party was the perception among Republicans that he did not do enough to support former President Donald Trump during the 2020 election and its aftermath. Some party members believed that McCarthy should have taken a more assertive stance in challenging the […]

The Standard: Kevin McCarthy Removed as Speaker of the House2023-10-12T18:40:20-05:00

The Standard: The Labor Day Shootings in Chicago

2023-09-17T17:35:58-05:00

By James Bowes ‘24

Recently, Chicago has been known for its shootings, and Labor Day weekend was no different. Forty-two people were shot, seven of them losing their lives.

One teenage boy, just like a Brother Rice student, was walking down the street in Englewood around 7 p.m. when he was shot in the head. Senselessness and mental illness can truly be the only reason for a tragedy like this to happen. Imagine their families, hearing that their loved one was walking down the street harmlessly, before being shot over whatever he had in his pockets.

A little earlier, at 5:30 p.m., a six-year-old […]

The Standard: The Labor Day Shootings in Chicago2023-09-17T17:35:58-05:00

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