The Standard: The Last Go Around


By Nick Niego ‘23

Wow! I cannot believe my time here at Brother Rice is coming to an end. It feels like just yesterday I was coming in to pick up my last schedule card.

I will never forget the Brother Rice meet and greet that took place when I was in 7th grade. Recent graduates of Brother Rice spoke at the event and a few words from that night have stuck with me 5 years later.

“Four years at Brother Rice might seem like an eternity, but it will go by in a blink of an eye.”

Those words were said that night, and […]

The Standard: The Last Go Around2023-05-16T08:53:12-05:00

The Standard: Senior Signing Day


By Nick Niego ‘23

The final signing day for student-athletes at Brother Rice was this past Wednesday. A total of 18 students decided on the college they will be attending next year.

Friends and families gathered in the main gym before school started to congratulate the young men on their hard work and dedication to school and their respective sport.

St. Ambrose basketball signee Ryan Kenney said, “School and sports are very similar. You have to put in work to get what you want and go where you want to go. Nothing is handed to you.”

Four students signed for basketball, five signed for soccer, […]

The Standard: Senior Signing Day2023-05-04T20:41:29-05:00

The Standard: NHS Induction


By Nick Niego ‘23

The 2023 National Honor Society (NHS) Induction Ceremony took place on Sunday, and over 100 students attended the event.

NHS is a selected group of students that help with Brother Rice events. Students are expected to maintain a 3.2 unweighted GPA in the classroom and run open houses for grade school students.

Senior NHS President Mick Arundel said, “NHS students are expected to live up to certain standards and responsibilities which prepares them for life after Brother Rice.”

Every year, NHS holds an induction ceremony at Brother Rice to acknowledge the students for their hard work and dedication to the school.

Senior […]

The Standard: NHS Induction2023-04-01T11:25:58-05:00

The Standard: Shadow Day


By Nick Niego ‘23

Brother Rice hosted its last official big shadow day on Monday, Feb. 20, and it was a great day for shadows and students.

Grade school students were dropped off at the main gym in the morning and picked up by their host, and the day started from there.

Over 100 kids from 36 different schools attended Brother Rice to experience what the brotherhood is all about.

When asked about the shadow day, Patrick Malloy from Christ the King, said, “The experience has been fun. I’ve learned a lot about Brother Rice and what goes on during the day.”

Joey Sellers from Most […]

The Standard: Shadow Day2023-03-02T17:11:13-06:00

The Standard: Basketball Weekend Recap


By Nick Niego ‘23

The Brother Rice varsity basketball team played two highly competitive games this past weekend. The games were nail biters. Brother Rice fell to Loyola 50-47 on Friday night, but they bounced back Saturday against Rolling Meadows winning 64-59.

On a lively Friday night, Brother Rice matched up with Loyola Academy on 99th and Pulaski. Both teams were 6-1 in conference play heading into the game so this game was crucial for the Catholic League rankings.

Senior Ryan Kenney said, “It was a key game for us because we are trying to give ourselves a chance at winning the league.”

The theme […]

The Standard: Basketball Weekend Recap2023-02-04T12:19:22-06:00

The Standard: Turkey Tourney


By Nick Niego ‘23

The Brother Rice basketball season started up last week with the Thanksgiving Tournament at Riverside Brookfield. All eyes were on the highly ranked team as they took on Morton for the first game of the tournament.

Brother Rice started off slow with sloppy play but ended up taking control of the game in the 2nd quarter and winning the game 79-48.

Senior Ryan Gierhahn said, “It was fun to finally play a game after all the time we put in during the off-season. We played well and set the tone for the rest of the tournament.”

The team played Zion-Benton in […]

The Standard: Turkey Tourney2022-12-08T22:30:36-06:00

The Standard: Intramural Tennis


By Nick Niego ‘23

Intramural tennis has started up at Brother Rice, and the sport is expanding throughout the school.

Tennis was not always a sport people played at Brother Rice, but the program is taking steps in the right direction. Coach Vogt, a teacher at Brother Rice, is the head coach for the tennis team and has really brought the sport to a new level.

Coach Vogt said, “When I took over, we had five players in the entire program. Last season, we had 14 players on the roster, and this year we’ve had over 20 attend intramurals.”

Tennis is not the most popular […]

The Standard: Intramural Tennis2022-11-03T22:07:01-05:00

The Standard: The College Process


By Nick Niego ‘23    

The Brother Rice/Mother McAuley College Fair was a success. It attracted over 150 schools across the country and hundreds of students showed up.

The fair took place in both Brother Rice and Mother McAuley’s gym. Students from all grade levels piled in the schools to start or complete their college search.

The Director of Counseling at Brother Rice, Mr. Creed said, “Not only does the College Fair extend beyond juniors and seniors, but also beyond Brother Rice and Mother McAuley. Our College Fair is one of the biggest on the South Side, and we have students from several schools […]

The Standard: The College Process2022-10-06T19:22:56-05:00


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