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2016-2017 Staff

Mr. Rogers

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...

Charlie Mazza '18

Charlie Mazza ’18

Purple Quill Co-Editor/William Elder Frisbee Alliance Captain. "Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me." - Michael Scott

Andrew Schenkel '17

Andrew Schenkel ’17

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...

Cole Carle '17

Cole Carle ’17

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 ...

Joe Reiter '17

Joe Reiter ’17

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...

John Keehan '18

John Keehan ’18

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

Zach Fries '17

Zach Fries ’17

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

Lucas Downey '17

Lucas Downey ’17

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

Adam Keller '17

Adam Keller ’17

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

Connor Craig '17

Connor Craig ’17

"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

Cole Klosterman '18

Cole Klosterman ’18

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

Daniel McSwigan '17

Daniel McSwigan ’17

"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

Jack Rolfes created this self-portrait for his staff profile for The Quill.

Jack Rolfes

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

Alex Schoenlaub '17

Alex Schoenlaub ’17

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

Connor Sullivan '17

Connor Sullivan ’17

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...

Chris Vinel '17

Chris Vinel ’17

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

Eddie Cliffe '18

Eddie Cliffe ’18

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

Ben Farwick staring majestically into The Pit

Ben Farwick ’18

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

Ross Hambleton '17

Ross Hambleton ’17

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

Sam Kayse '18

Sam Kayse ’18

"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!

Connor Lohmiller '17

Connor Lohmiller ’17

"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...

Zach Lyons '17

Zach Lyons ’17

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

Sam Otten '17

Sam Otten ’17

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

Sam Poli '17

Sam Poli ’17

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

Elliot Reiring '17

Elliot Reiring ’17

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

Nino Salamone '17

Nino Salamone ’17

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

Collin Scheiner '17

Collin Scheiner ’17

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...

Tyler Schutte '19

Tyler Schutte ’19

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

Michael Wynn '17

Michael Wynn ’17

Panther puck Co-Captain

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