The Standard: Parading on the South Side


By Patrick Mangin ‘24

Last Sunday marked the 45th anniversary of Chicago’s South Side Irish Parade, one of the biggest days of the year for those on the South Side. Thousands of people from the South Side and all of Chicago gather on Western Ave. to watch the parade of floats and listen to Irish music.

The parade started as the Southtown Parade on 79th Street, but in 1960 the parade moved downtown. This troubled locals George Hendry and Pat Coakley who eventually became the founders of the new South Side Parade in 1979.

The first parade in 1979 consisted of 17 children from […]

The Standard: Parading on the South Side2024-03-23T11:12:35-05:00

The Standard: The Crusaders at State


By Patrick Mangin ‘24

The Brother Rice wrestling team traveled to Champaign to compete in this year’s individual state tournament. The Crusaders had an impressive nine state qualifiers, four of which are only freshmen.

Despite an impressive showing, only one Crusader was able to place in the tournament.

Freshman Danny Costello represented the team well, placing 6th overall in the 2A 175 lb weight class. Danny had one pin in the tournament and finished with a record of 3-3.

Costello said, “I started wrestling a long time ago. When I came to Brother Rice, my coaches and teammates helped me and made it possible to […]

The Standard: The Crusaders at State2024-02-22T23:06:44-06:00

The Standard: The Battle of Pulaski


By Patrick Mangin ‘24

Last Tuesday, the Brother Rice basketball team took on the Marist Redhawks in the Battle of Pulaski. This continued one of the most historic rivalries in Illinois high school sports history, and the game did not disappoint.

Senior Jack Gorman said, “Everyone knows how important this game is for both the students and the members of the school communities. We knew the magnitude of the game and didn’t shy away from the pressure.”

Marist started off the game hot with a 7-0 lead, but an eight point run from senior Zavier Fitch quickly put the Crusaders on top.

The Crusaders controlled […]

The Standard: The Battle of Pulaski2024-01-27T10:14:00-06:00

The Standard: Battle of the Bums


By Patrick Mangin ‘24

Last Thursday, the Bears overcame the Panthers on primetime Thursday Night Football with a 16-13 victory. The game was a matchup of two bottom of the barrel teams desperately searching  for a win, but the Bears wanted it more.

The game started off hot for the Panthers with a 79-yard punt return for a touchdown, leaving Bears fans disappointed per usual. Both offenses greatly struggled for the rest of the first half with no more touchdowns being scored. However, the kickers shined with Bears kicker Cairo Santos, draining three field goals and Panthers kicker Eddy Pineiro making one.

A boring […]

The Standard: Battle of the Bums2023-11-18T16:44:39-06:00

The Standard: The Crusaders Roll on Homecoming


By Patrick Mangin ‘24

Last Friday, the Crusaders took on Montini Catholic for this season’s homecoming game. The three-win Crusaders had their playoff hopes on the line and they knew what was at stake.

The team had a great week of practice, competing hard everyday to get the players ready.

Senior running back Richard Willis said, “I think we had our best week of practice all season. We had four high energy practices and everyone was competing to make each other better.”

Hard work in practice paid off in the game early with a 65-yard rushing touchdown from senior Randall Nauden. This pushed the team […]

The Standard: The Crusaders Roll on Homecoming2023-10-18T21:01:32-05:00

The Standard: The Fight for Advocacy


By Seamus Hanley ‘24

This past week, I was blessed enough to be invited to a two-day conference involving Edmund Rice’s mission of advocacy. We collaborated with Brother Rice in Bloomfield Hills, MI, as well as St. Laurence here in Chicago. This conference taught me ways on how to combat homelessness and raise awareness in my community.

One of the directors of the conference, Cormac McArt, told me why he thinks getting youths involved in the mission of advocacy is important.

Cormac said, “The young people in our schools are future decision makers, future voters. It is important that their voices are heard.”

The main […]

The Standard: The Fight for Advocacy2023-10-18T20:54:17-05:00

The Standard: Bears Week Two Sorrows


By Patrick Mangin ‘24

On Sunday, the Bears lost their week two matchup to the Buccaneers with a final score of 27-17. After a blowout loss in week one to the Packers, everyone was hoping for a bounce back win versus the Bucs, but we were all thoroughly disappointed.

The game started out in a great fashion for the Bears. Justin Fields and D.J. Moore connected on the first play of the game for a 33-yard gain, which eventually led to a Fields rushing touchdown to take a 7-3 lead. However, from that point on, we saw the same boring Bears offense from […]

The Standard: Bears Week Two Sorrows2023-09-22T13:29:55-05:00


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