The Standard: Here for a Good Time, Not a Long Time


By Joshua Sutker ‘23

Someone pinch me because it was only yesterday that I walked into Coach Gleeson’s gym class as an innocent little freshman. I can still hear him barking one of his 100 trademark sayings into my ear as I am in the middle of a “Southside Johnny.”

In only a couple of days, it will be my last time walking into the building as a student. I can look back and say that I walked into the building every day with a smile on my face. I was always looking forward to coming to school.

The countless memories made on the […]

The Standard: Here for a Good Time, Not a Long Time2023-05-18T13:24:54-05:00

The Standard: Preparing for the Big Day


By Josh Sutker ‘23

Prom. As seniors, it is the final, commemorative event that allows us to look back on the joy that has fulfilled our high school years.

Being a guy during prom is very demanding. You get bossed around and have basically zero freedom when it comes to what you will be wearing.

Prom season is no joke, and I am sure that your parents have been yelling at you. Mom is running around trying to make sure your date has her flowers. Dad is calling the tuxedo shop to make sure you got the correct shade of red… and I am […]

The Standard: Preparing for the Big Day2023-04-27T21:30:45-05:00

The Standard: Crusader’s Baseball Preview


By Joshua Sutker ‘23

After coming up short of our goal in the 2022 season, the swinging ‘Saders are back and ready to go for another great spring.

Sophomore infielder Aiden Nohava said, “Watching last year’s team from the outside, I was eager to start the season up. I know that we did a lot of good things last year, but we didn’t get that state championship.”

The Crusaders finished in third place of 4A state finals last year. They ended with a regular season record of 36-6 and went 16-2 in conference play. Their regular season record was good enough to be named […]

The Standard: Crusader’s Baseball Preview2023-03-15T16:26:25-05:00

The Standard: The Crusaders Skate Past Fenwick to Advance to the Semi-finals


By Josh Sutker ‘23

After a long regular season, the Crusaders earned the fourth seed in the end-of-the-year Kennedy Cup tournament. They matched up against the Fenwick Friars in the first round.

Senior Aiden O’Hara said, “We have to move the puck up the ice if we want to get ahead. As long as the puck stays out of our zone, we will be able to stay ahead.”

The hockey team split their season series with Fenwick 2-2, so it was a very even matchup.

Senior Matt Spell said, “We knew we were the better team even though we split. They were smaller and faster, […]

The Standard: The Crusaders Skate Past Fenwick to Advance to the Semi-finals2023-02-16T23:15:19-06:00

The Standard: Gasca’s 300 Leads the Bowling Crusaders to CCL Championship


By Josh Sutker ‘23

Typically, when someone hears the term “they are going bowling” in the winter months, their mind turns to college football bowl season. However, the people on 99th and Pulaski should turn their attention to our red-hot bowling team.

On January 7, the Crusaders marched into the CCL Championship with one goal in mind- win.

Senior George Raphael-McElroy said, “I wasn’t sure if we would win at first, but we were one of the top teams. I knew that if we kept high energy that we would win.”

Bowling against seven other teams, the odds were stacked against us. The bowling team […]

The Standard: Gasca’s 300 Leads the Bowling Crusaders to CCL Championship2023-01-19T23:20:46-06:00

The Standard: Back in Blood


By Josh Sutker ‘23

Many people still remember the heartbreaking loss to the Joliet Catholic Academy Hilltoppers in last year’s homecoming game. After going back and forth, the Hilltoppers came out on top 56-49.

Something was in the air last week that fell over the football team.

Senior Trey Pierce said, “It was intense, we all wanted it as a team. We knew that the team who wanted it more would come out on top.”

Traveling out to Joliet allowed the players time to lock in before the game.

Senior Owen Gorman said, “The bus was silent. We were all listening to our music and getting […]

The Standard: Back in Blood2022-10-22T19:54:31-05:00

The Standard: The Dreaded Parent Teacher Conference


By Josh Sutker ‘23

Once upon a time, there was a little freshman named Jimmy. Jimmy has been at Brother Rice for ten weeks, and they have been the best ten weeks of his life so far. He has made many new friends, gone to every home football game, and just attended to his first high school dance.

All is well, and Jimmy is care-free. This week is very, very, very special. IT IS MARIST WEEK! Jimmy will finally get to experience the “Battle of Pulaski” firsthand. Plus, there is no school on Friday. Man, this week sure is going to be special!

Jimmy […]

The Standard: The Dreaded Parent Teacher Conference2022-10-19T17:03:58-05:00

The Standard: “The Wizard of Zou”


By Josh Sutker ‘23

Everyone in the Brother Rice community knows about the man behind the camera. At every sporting event last year, he was either taking pictures, broadcasting in his bright orange jacket, or playing defense for the lacrosse team. Jacob “Wiz” Wizgird ‘22 began to churn out content at the beginning of the football season last year, and it only got better with time.

Wizgird’s passion for videography and photography began in the BRTV club. He was able to cover the game from a different angle and started to realize how cool sports were, especially on 99th and Pulaski.

Wizgird had the […]

The Standard: “The Wizard of Zou”2022-09-27T19:39:29-05:00


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