The Standard: The Buck Stops Here

2024-05-15T19:36:53-05:00

By Mac Murzyn ‘24

Senior year has come and gone and it has been an emotional rollercoaster. I was excited to graduate, but at the same time, scared and sad to leave everything I have worked for over the past four years. My senior year was without a doubt, the most memorable, interesting, and stressful nine months of my life.

The summer going into my senior year was simple: football every day, working out, and hanging with friends. I made new friends and traveled the country visiting colleges. I was also named captain of the varsity football team, which was a great honor.  […]

The Standard: The Buck Stops Here2024-05-15T19:36:53-05:00

The Standard: Brother Rice Baseball Defeats Loyola in Extra Innings

2024-05-02T11:53:29-05:00

By Mac Murzyn ‘24

As the baseball season progresses, conference matchups become more and more intense.

On Tuesday, April 23, the Crusaders took on the Loyola Ramblers in a CCL duel. After a disappointing loss to St. Rita, this was a must win game for the Crusaders.

Senior Casey Giemzik took the mound, who has been having an impressive season. He finished his afternoon with seven innings pitched, five shutout innings, and only two earned runs.

Giemzik said, “I tried my best to put my team in a position to win and competed the best I could. Shoutout to the offense for coming through in […]

The Standard: Brother Rice Baseball Defeats Loyola in Extra Innings2024-05-02T11:53:29-05:00

The Standard: St. Cajetan Parish Strengthening the Faith Through the Stations of the Cross

2024-03-28T12:44:07-05:00

By Mac Murzyn ‘24

St. Cajetan Parish has been inviting all members of the community to embark on a journey during the Lenten season. At 1 p.m. every Friday, people can attend the stations of the cross, which helps bring them closer to God and their faith.

Colette Gurin, one of the parish directors, has been in charge of running the stations of the cross for many years.

Colette said, “It brings me deeper in my faith and closer to God.”

Colette has become incredibly close with the community, altar servers, priests, and everyone else who helps bring St. Cajetan Parish together.

Colette said, “We try […]

The Standard: St. Cajetan Parish Strengthening the Faith Through the Stations of the Cross2024-03-28T12:44:07-05:00

The Standard: Crusader Matmen Make History

2024-03-07T20:05:24-06:00

By Mac Murzyn ‘24

On Friday, Feb. 16, the Brother Rice wrestling team beat Mahomet Seymour in the quarter finals of the IHSA Team State Tournament with a score of 36-27. This was the first time the Brother Rice wrestling team has ever advanced to the semifinals, which solidified them as a top four team in state for class 2A.

Senior captain James Bennett said, “It’s something we can all live with forever and be proud of. Only we and the coaches truly know how much work we put in to achieve our goal. One of the best memories I have is making […]

The Standard: Crusader Matmen Make History2024-03-07T20:05:24-06:00

The Standard: Crusader Wrestling Wins Regionals for the Fourth Year in a Row

2024-02-09T18:28:53-06:00

By Mac Murzyn ‘24

Last Saturday, the Brother Rice wrestling team traveled to Evergreen Park High School for the first round of the IHSA wrestling tournament.

The Crusaders scored 238 team points and secured a spot for team sectionals later in the season.

Junior James Crane said, “The team is going into sectionals feeling confident but also level headed. Our team goal is to beat nine state qualifiers.”

Thirteen Crusaders placed top three and secured a spot in sectionals. Major help came from Oliver Davis, Frank Micelli, Patrick Gilhooly, Colin Goggin, Daniel Costello, and James Crane who all took first place.

More team points were scored […]

The Standard: Crusader Wrestling Wins Regionals for the Fourth Year in a Row2024-02-09T18:28:53-06:00

The Standard: The Burial of Indigent People

2023-11-30T22:44:19-06:00

By Mac Murzyn ‘24

On Nov. 20, Mr. Dolan took members of the Brother Rice Advocacy Club to Mount Olivet Cemetery. Members went to show gratitude and condolences towards the remains of the indigent people.

It was rainy and cold, but that did not stop people from showing up. There were more than 100 people in attendance. Members of the Advocacy Club helped bring out caskets and lower them into graves.

Many members of the club shared their thoughts on the ceremony.

Junior Conner Stack said, “It was a nice ceremony for those who are “forgotten” in the eyes of society. Standing next to the […]

The Standard: The Burial of Indigent People2023-11-30T22:44:19-06:00

The Standard: Freshman Football Take Down the Mustangs to Finish Their Perfect Season and Win Chicago Catholic League Blue

2023-11-03T20:10:24-05:00

By Mac Murzyn ‘24

On Oct. 19, the Crusader freshman football team took on the St. Rita Mustangs for the Chicago Catholic League Blue title. Both teams going into the game undefeated; this was a must watch, highly anticipated game.

The team had a great week of practice, going hard every day because they knew what was at stake.

The Crusaders jumped out to a first series touchdown as quarterback Rocco Galasso hit target Logan Sales.

The wide receiver room was a key factor for the Crusader offense all season. The Crusader offense was led by Anthony Cartolano, Rocco Galasso, Matthew Murzyn, Logan Sales, Jameson […]

The Standard: Freshman Football Take Down the Mustangs to Finish Their Perfect Season and Win Chicago Catholic League Blue2023-11-03T20:10:24-05:00

The Standard: Freshman Football Roll Past the Caravan to Keep Perfect Season Alive

2023-10-06T00:06:11-05:00

By Mac Murzyn ‘24

On Saturday, Sept. 30, the Crusader freshman football team had a CCL matchup at home against the Mount Carmel Caravan. The Crusaders entered the game undefeated, and the Caravan entered the game 5-1.

Quarterback Rocco Galasso had a big game, leading the Crusader offense with an opening drive touchdown. Galasso finished the morning going 11 out of 13 with 189 yards, and two passing touchdowns. He also rushed for 62 yards.

Galasso said, “The mindset was great by the offense, our main goal was to score. The passing game was working well, but the run game was not, so we […]

The Standard: Freshman Football Roll Past the Caravan to Keep Perfect Season Alive2023-10-06T00:06:11-05:00
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