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2018-2019 Staff

Mr. Rogers

Moderator

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...

Michael Bittner '19

Co-Editor in Chief

I'm back baby.  Second year on The Quill.  Still a sucker for cute dogs.  I promise to bring you the best and you can count on that.  It may be my senior year, but I won't be slacking.  Welcome to my show. "PIVOT!"-Ross from Fri...

Steve Seger '19

Co-Editor in Chief

"I'm not sure what to do with my hands." - Ricky Bobby

Gunnar Wall '19

Co-Editor in Chief

"Uuuuuuuuuuur Ahhhhhrrrrrrr Uhrrrr Ahhrrrr Aaaarhg..." -Chewbacca

Tyler Macenko '19

Creative Director

Second year on The Quill.  Don't try to find my articles 'cuz there aren't any.  The Unofficial, Official Leader of The Purple Quill team.   I can relate any event in my life to The Office. "'You miss 100% of the shots you...

Will Austing '19

Staff Writer

"Do I need to be liked? Absolutely not.  I like to be liked.  I enjoy being liked.  I have to be liked, but it's not like this compulsive need to be liked, like my need to be praised." - Michael Scott

Jack Baker '19

Staff Writer

First year on the Quill. I hit a little white ball around a field sometimes. I'm just livin' life on a rock. "Woke up feeling dangerous" -Mayfield

Mason Berger '20

Staff Writer

I'm the rookie and the vet. I throw footballs between my legs and baseballs off a hill for your Elder Panthers. Earnin' and burnin', snappin' necks and cashin' checks. "HEY MOM! CAN WE GET SOME MEATLOAF? What is she doing back...

Vince Bley '19

Staff writer

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill

Dave Brown '19

Staff Writer

"Did we just become best friends?" - Brennan Huff

Jake Byrne '20

Staff Writer

Don't do they, do you. First year Quill member. Pineapple is for pizza. Say what you mean and mean what you say. #Bang

Jack Burgasser '19

Staff Writer

"The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for...

John Conners '19

Staff Writer

“Everyone said to Vincent van Gogh, "You can't be a great painter, you only have one ear." And you know what he said? "I can't hear you.” -Steve Carell -John Conners

Maxwell Deters '19

Staff Writer

"Should I wear my bean boots or my wallabies?" - Tommy Feldman "Did you hear?" - Tom Feldman "SeTon." - Thomas Feldman

Carmine Domenicone '20

Staff Writer

First year Quill writer and a true grit. Just living the dream trying to inspire others with my electric, journalistic talent. A wise man once told me, "You are in fact fine." I use that for motivation in my everyday life to ...

Rob Engelhardt '20

Staff Writer

"I don't even know what that means, No one knows what it means, it's provocative "- Kanye West, former caddie, typical anglo saxon, current Quiller, I ONLY eat 100% angus beef

Michael Frogge '19

Staff Writer

A second year Quill member. I love my Reds, Bengals, and Ohio State. My favorite baseball player of all time is Ken Griffey Jr. In my opinion, he is the greatest baseball player of all time. I usually drop knowledge bombs when...

Nick Gillespie '19

Staff Writer

"Heroes get remembered, but legends never die." That's the motto I live by. You don't believe? You want proof? Bruh, when I write an article, "the ceiling is the roof."

Brandon Good '19

Staff Writer

"Sometimes when I close my eyes I can't see." Marquette King

Reece Gramke '19

Staff Writer

First year on The Purple Quill. Varsity Football player. I like the NFL, NBA, and college basketball. My favorite sports teams are the Bengals, Cowboys, Reds, Celtics, and Xavier University.

Ryan Hill '20

Staff Writer

“My philosophy is basically this. And this is something that I live by. And I always have. And I always will. Don't ever, for any reason, do anything to anyone, for any reason, ever, no matter what. No matter... where. Or who,...

Jacob Hofmeyer '19

Staff Writer

"There are three acceptable haircuts: high and tight, crew cut, buzz cut." - Ron Swanson

Zay Maas '20

Staff Writer

"There are two types of people in this world. Those who believe in leaders and those who lead the believers"- Zay Maas

Jake Macenko '19

Staff Writer

First year Quill writer and future sports reporter. I specialize in eating crispy chicken snack wraps from Mcdanks. "I don't know how to put this, but I am kinda a big deal." - Ron Burgundy

Lukas Marlman '21

Staff Writer

"No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar." -Abraham Lincoln

DJ Melillo '19

staff writer

"You're a roach"- Maxwell Deters

Frankie Sabato '19

Staff Writer

Growing up is the hardest thing to do, but as of right now I do not plan on growing up any time soon. In the words of Joey Tribbiani, "So don't be a grownup and come watch TV with me in the fort." - Friends  

Tyler Schutte '19

Staff Writer

It's comeback SZN boys. After a year away from the Quill, I'm finally back. The last time I was here, I was voted the Rudy of the staff because although I lacked talent, I kept coming back and trying. I'm not promising any amaz...

Elias Singler '19

Staff Writer

Young buck booling, often uncontrollably. Aspiring rapper and politician. "My greatest regret in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live." -Ye

Brody Tebbe '19

Staff Writer

First year quill member. "They hate us cause they ain't us" - Dave Skylark

Jarod Timmers '19

Staff Writer

First year staff writer, firm believer that cats are better than dogs. I run and swim sometimes. 578 line Tetris high score, and I challenge anyone to try to beat it.

Joe Weber '20

Staff Writer

This is my first year writing for The Purple Quill. I am out here trying to give the normal man a back stage pass to the show. I'm a young bull just trying to make it big one day. The Lion does not concern himself with opinion ...

Jack Wertz '19

Staff Writer

First year on The Purple Quill. Varsity golfer. Xavier golf commit. Big college basketball guy. Fan of the Duke Blue Devils. "I love to compete. That's the essence of who I am." -Tiger Woods...

Zack Williams '20

Staff Writer

10% luck, 20% skill, 15% concentrated power of will, 5% pleasure, 50% pain is 100% reason to remember the name-ZDUB-ZACK WILLIAMS....WHATCHA NAME! ELECTRIC FACTORY...ELDER-ELDER-ELDER. GO PANTHERS

Preston Winner '19

Staff Writer

God don't make 'em like he made me anymore. That's probably a good thing though. I'm here for three things- to cradle balls and hold sticks on the lacrosse field, respect women, and write the occasional story for The Purple Qui...

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