2016-2017 Staff

Andrew Schenkel '17

Co-Editor in Chief

My second year on The Quill Staff. I'm a member of the Cross Country team and run Track. Also, a big fan of everything involving Cincinnati sports whether it's the Bengals, the Reds, or the Bearcats. "Mo' money, mo' problems...

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Cole Carle '17

Co-Editor in Chief

This is my second full year on The Quill. I am a Senior, who plays football and hockey. I enjoy writing about sports and things related to Elder. I am a big fan of Xavier basketball, Notre Dame football, as well as the Bengals ...

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Mr. Rogers


Mr. Gary Rogers has been advising the staff of The Purple Quill since he joined the Elder faculty in the winter of 2011. In the summer of 2012 he attended a Journalism "bootcamp" at the Reynolds Institute in Reno, Nevada. While th...

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Joe Reiter '17

Features Editor

I am a senior, and a first year Quill writer here to bring the news to you one swift stroke of the pen at a time. I run cross country and track with the Purple Pack. ? "The world is in your hands. Now use it." - Phil Collins...

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John Keehan '18

Opinion Editor

"Government is not the solution to the problem. Government is the problem."- Ronald Reagan. Aspiring journalist and hopeful future Air Force member.

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Zach Fries '17

Sports Editor

I'm back for a second year.  I'm a fan of the Bengals, Reds and Bearcats.  "Don't worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon"-John Madden

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Lucas Downey '17

Head of Team Morale

Visionary. Influencer. Renaissance Man. Searching for the finer things in life. Huge Who Dey guy. Believer in the Elder Way. Viva la Stool. Let's get after it. "You only get so many."- Lucas Downey

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Adam Keller '17

Digital Visualizations

It works every time, 60% of the time- Brian Fantana

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Connor Craig '17

Staff Writer

"Sometimes I'll start a sentence and I don't even know where its going. I just hope I find it along the way." -Micheal Scott

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Cole Klosterman '18

Staff Writer

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" -Wayne Gretzky -Michael Scott.

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Charlie Mazza '18

Staff Writer

Class of 2018 aspiring journalist here at Elder. "Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me." - Michael Scott

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Daniel McSwigan '17

Staff Writer

"I'm Brick Tamland. People seem to like me because I am polite and I am rarely late. I like to eat ice cream and I really enjoy a nice pair of slacks. Years later, a doctor will tell me that I have an I.Q. of 48"- Brick Tamland

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Jack Rolfes

Staff Writer

Staff writer for The Purple Quill and Adobe Premiere connoisseur. This is my first and last year on the staff of The Quill. "Thank you. Now watch this drive" ~ George W. Bush

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Alex Schoenlaub '17

Staff Writer

Huge Bengal, Red, Cavalier Guy. Xavier '21. "Aaaaah Richard, sei endlich doch noch mal still bitte" - Frau Kraeling "Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today" - The GOAT LeBron James

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Connor Sullivan '17

Staff Writer

Senior just trying to live the life. Parrot Head and always in my summer state of mind. Tropical Bros Brand Rep. Go Blue and Who Dey.  Avid Dog(e) Lover. "If there's a heaven for me, I'm sure it has a beach attached" - Jimmy...

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Chris Vinel '17

Staff Writer

I'm a first-year writer for The Purple Quill. Big follower of all things cars, sports, rap music, and politics. "They misunderestimated me." - George W. Bush

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Eddie Cliffe '18

Staff Writer

"Who is Julius Caesar? You know I don't follow the NBA." - Ron Burgundy

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Wyatt Albers '18

Staff Writer

First year Quill writer. Sports enthusiast. 2016 CYO Champion. "They should call us the febreze brothers because things are feeling so fresh right now" - Other Guys

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Ben Farwick '18

Staff Writer

Junior. Big Bearcat guy. Play soccer and baseball here at Elder. Love getting rowdy with some bros in the section on Friday nights.

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Ross Hambleton '17

Staff Writer

First-year writer on The Quill Staff.  "Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing" -Benjamin Franklin

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Sam Kayse '18

Staff Writer

"On any given night, what allows me to get to that higher ground is the audience." - Bruce Springsteen Who Dey, Go Big Blue, and Go Panthers!

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Connor Lohmiller '17

Staff Writer

"May your neighbors respect you, troubles neglect you, angels protect you, and heaven accept you" - Drake Just a young passionate Purple Quill writer. Top 25 CYO player in the Western Conference. Creative genius. Big sports w...

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Zach Lyons '17

Staff Writer

This is my first year writing for The Quill. I am a senior who lives to play on Fridays under the lights, but when it comes to my writing, "I'm a Peacock, you gotta let me fly!" - The Other Guys

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Sam Otten '17

Staff Writer

First-year writer on The Quill Staff. "This ain't my first rodeo"- Lucas Downey

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Sam Poli '17

Staff Writer

Senior. Second-year writer. I sing in the shower. I spend too much time volunteering. Occasionally I'll hit someone with my car.

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Elliot Reiring '17

Staff Writer

First year on The Purple Quill, fourth year at the best high school in America.

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Nino Salamone '17

Staff Writer

Lil nino from 79th. You don't buy a Lambo and leave it parked in a garage. It's way too easy.

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Collin Scheiner '17

Staff Writer

Bridgetown Skyline Master of Cheese, fan of Hawaiian shirts and drinking water, skilled with a frisbee and a camera alike.  Second year on The Quill, 17th year as an ambassador of chill vibes. "A lion doesn't concern himself w...

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Tyler Schutte '19

Staff Writer

Harambe's legacy is alive in all of us. Its in every child's laugh, in every act of kindness. We keep him alive by living in his name. -Rob Fox

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