The Standard: Haerther Scholars Trip to the Morton Arboretum


By Rudy Perez ‘24

On April 10, the Brother Rice Haerther Scholars got the opportunity to visit the Morton Arboretum on a field trip.

All grade levels of Haerther Scholars attended the trip, including the Haerther Scholars from Mother McAuley.

Junior Haerther Scholar Aidan Nohava said, “I thought the Morton Arboretum was a cool place to go to. It is a beautiful place where you can learn and see so many things.”

The purpose of the field trip was to educate the scholars on our environment and ways we can help save our planet.

The scholars participated in a scavenger hunt that stretched across the entire […]

The Standard: Haerther Scholars Trip to the Morton Arboretum2024-04-18T20:21:54-05:00

The Standard: Another Year, Another Successful Gala


By Rudy Perez ‘24

On Saturday, Feb. 24, marked the fifth annual Be Exceptional Gala. This year, it was held at the Loews Hotel in Chicago.

The gala is a chance for alumni, current, and future members of the Crusader community to gather and honor Brother Rice.

Vice President of Development and Assistant to the President Mike Zunica said, “The Be Exceptional Gala continues to be Brother Rice’s largest fundraiser. An exceptional night was had by all. Our fifth annual event was attended by over 400 Brother Rice faithful supporters as well as four incredible honorees.”

This year’s gala was the most successful one yet, […]

The Standard: Another Year, Another Successful Gala2024-03-07T20:11:53-06:00

The Standard: 2024 Crusader Stock Market Challenge


By Rudy Perez ‘24

The 2024 Brother Rice Stock Market Challenge kicked off on Friday, Feb. 2. This is a chance for kids that take finance classes, or anyone who has interest in stocks, to show off their investment skills.

This is the second year the Investment Club has run the event, and there is almost double the amount of kids this year. There are 364 Crusaders in the challenge, and the number grows every day.

Senior Sean Curran said, “This year’s challenge is better because it is a lot more user friendly compared to last year.”

Each student is given $250,000 to begin. Then, […]

The Standard: 2024 Crusader Stock Market Challenge2024-02-15T16:52:37-06:00

The Standard: 2023 Crusader Turkey Bowl


By Rudy Perez ‘24

One of the best traditions that comes with Thanksgiving is Turkey Bowls. The Crusaders held their annual Turkey Bowl last Thursday, Nov. 16.

There was a great showing, with 21 teams; however, only one team came out on top. This year’s champion was Team Callaghan.

The championship game kicked off under the lights after a long day of games. It was a triple overtime thriller, ending in a Ryan Hartz touchdown pass to Chris Daugherty.

Team Callaghan consisted of only Brother Rice baseball players.

Senior captain Chris Daugherty said, “You know, we put a lot of hard work leading up to the […]

The Standard: 2023 Crusader Turkey Bowl2023-11-25T20:18:25-06:00

The Standard: 2023 Football Season Wraps Up


By Rudy Perez ‘24

The 2023 football season came to an abrupt end last Friday after the Crusaders fell to the Batavia Bulldogs. The Crusaders finished the season with an overall record of 5-5.

Coming into the season, there were high hopes. Unfortunately, a string of injuries and a tough schedule resulted in a sad ending.

Injuries first struck the Crusaders during their week 2 matchup against Marist. Junior linebacker and captain Christian Pierce’s season came to an end because of an ACL tear.

The very next week, senior wide receiver Rickey Taylor and senior safety Jake Dugger both broke their collarbones.

Senior wide receiver Charlie […]

The Standard: 2023 Football Season Wraps Up2023-11-03T20:15:49-05:00

The Standard: Homecoming Preview: Crusaders Take on the 90s


By Rudy Perez ‘24

The football season has already passed the halfway point, and that means homecoming is here! This year, the Crusader homecoming theme is the 90s.

Student Council President Seamus Hanley said, “We wanted to come up with something that was original. Something not a lot of people have done before.”

This year’s homecoming falls on Oct. 14, after the football team faces off against the Montini Broncos.

Junior Quinn Lyons said, “I’m looking forward to the food because I know Rice always has the best food at dances.”

Last year we had Raising Canes catering for the dance, and it was arguably the […]

The Standard: Homecoming Preview: Crusaders Take on the 90s2023-10-06T00:14:58-05:00


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