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2018-2019 Staff

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...

Tyler Macenko ’19

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...

Gunnar Wall ’19

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

Steve Seger ’19

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

Michael Bittner ’19

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...

Will Austing ’19

"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

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

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

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

Dave Brown ’19

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

Jack Burgasser ’19

"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...

Jake Byrne ’20

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

John Conners ’19

“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

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

Carmine Domenicone ’20

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

"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

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

"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

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

Reece Gramke ’19

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

“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

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

Zay Maas ’20

"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

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

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

DJ Melillo ’19

"You're a roach"- Maxwell Deters

Frankie Sabato ’19

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

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

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

Jarod Timmers ’19

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.

Brody Tebbe ’19

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

Joe Weber ’20

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

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

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

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...

Jake Byrne ’20

Don't do they, do you. Say what you mean and mean what you say. #Bang

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