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The Standard: The End of a Chapter

2022-05-15T20:09:11-05:00

By Patrick Carney ’22 – Team Leader

Regardless of where you look to go to high school, everyone tells you one thing: “the time flies by.” Now looking back on my four years, I can confirm that this is absolutely true. Especially senior year.

After searching for potential colleges over the summer, I began compiling a list and beginning applications. While daunting at first, I managed to submit an application to numerous schools and, thankfully, I was accepted to a number of them. In my opinion, the fall of your senior year, in combination with either sports, new classes, or college applications, is […]

The Standard: The End of a Chapter2022-05-15T20:09:11-05:00

The Standard: Brother Rice Students Prepare for an Immersion Trip to Peru

2022-04-08T11:17:36-05:00

By Patrick Carney ‘22

“Facere et docere”: to do and to teach. This is the motto of the Congregation of Christian Brothers. Through service, academics, and faith, schools of the congregation aim to mold young people into the image of Blessed Edmund Ignatious Rice. While other schools adhere to the same academic standards as Brother Rice, service and faith place the Brother Rice community in a special group of schools.

During the pandemic, service became difficult to perform, and many of the school’s usual commitments needed to be placed on hold. Now for the first time since the pandemic began, Brother Rice students […]

The Standard: Brother Rice Students Prepare for an Immersion Trip to Peru2022-04-08T11:17:36-05:00

The Standard: From Covid Constraints to Award-Winning Performances: An Interview with Band Director, Mr. Zach Zielinski

2022-03-04T22:19:11-06:00

By Patrick Carney ‘22

Throughout the year, Brother Rice students have excelled in all categories. From state champion wrestlers to Illinois State Scholars, students have continually adhered to the motto of our school: “Be Exceptional.”

This February, the Brother Rice and Mother McAuley Band led by Mr. Zach Zielinski, a 2015 graduate of Brother Rice, and Mr. Jeremy Eberhard, added to this year’s accolades. Competing against fourteen other schools on their 40th consecutive performance at the State of the Art Competition, the Brother Rice and Mother McAuley Concert Band took second place and Best Brass in Class A. Furthermore, the combined Wind and […]

The Standard: From Covid Constraints to Award-Winning Performances: An Interview with Band Director, Mr. Zach Zielinski2022-03-04T22:19:11-06:00

The Standard: An interview with Brother Rice graduate Jack McLaughlin – Bringing career, financial and personal development knowledge back to his roots

2022-02-03T16:51:19-06:00

By Patrick Carney ‘22

Everyone has a time in school where they ask themselves “Why do I need to learn this?” For some this may come in math or English class, but nobody at Brother Rice feels this way during any of the five lectures Mr. Jack McLaughlin delivers to the senior class each year.

Following his retirement from Apple, Mr. McLaughlin returned to Brother Rice for Career Day. Given his career experience and extensive background in personal development at Apple, he always wondered if it would be beneficial to share his knowledge with Brother Rice students on the verge of college and […]

The Standard: An interview with Brother Rice graduate Jack McLaughlin – Bringing career, financial and personal development knowledge back to his roots2022-02-03T16:51:19-06:00

The Standard: Evolving Admissions: An Interview with Mr. Creed

2021-11-17T22:31:38-06:00

By Patrick Carney ‘22

On the night I submitted my first college applications, my immediate family along with my grandparents went out to dinner. Conversation was jovial, and my grandparents asked me numerous questions about college applications. The most interesting questions came from my grandfather. He asked, “So how did you submit your applications? Did you mail them?”

At first, it almost sounded like a joke. Mail? Why would anybody mail documents? However, there was a time not too long ago when everything was done on paper. Colleges and universities have made substantial changes to the admission process over the past fifty years.

In […]

The Standard: Evolving Admissions: An Interview with Mr. Creed2021-11-17T22:31:38-06:00

The Standard: Paving the Way for a Brighter Future – An Interview with Mr. Donahue

2021-10-10T00:31:12-05:00

By Patrick Carney ‘22

If you had $2 million, would your first choice be to spend it on a parking lot? I know I certainly would not. However, after interviewing Mr. Donahue, president of Brother Rice High School, I have learned that this is only the beginning of a larger project to revamp the Brother Rice campus.

Because city standards have changed so much, the old parking lot required massive changes such as drainage and runoff areas. Rather than refurbish the old parking lot, the Brother Rice administration decided it would be best to build an entirely new parking lot to accommodate city […]

The Standard: Paving the Way for a Brighter Future – An Interview with Mr. Donahue2021-10-10T00:31:12-05:00

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