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Pitt removes “antiquated” gendered homecoming king and queen titles

Pitt will no longer use the gendered titles homecoming king and queen.

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

September 25, 2020

Pitt’s Alumni Association removed the gendered titles of homecoming king and queen for this October’s homecoming festivities and are instead opting for two gender-inclusive “Spirit of Pitt” winners.

Satire: Vote The Pigeons for Homecoming Court

Satire: Vote The Pigeons for Homecoming Court

By Allison Dantinne, Senior Staff Columnist

October 24, 2019

Consider voting for The Pigeons on the Corner of Fifth and Bouquet, Where Those Benches and That Grass Are.

Homecoming should build community, scrap outdated traditions

Homecoming should build community, scrap outdated traditions

By Angela Koontz, For The Pitt News

October 4, 2018

Homecoming court and football games are fun traditions, but they don’t make the most of what homecoming has to offer. Smaller networking events are better to help students interact with alumni.

Down with the monarchy

Down with the monarchy

By Grace McGinness, Staff Columnist

October 4, 2018

There is no place for homecoming court in 2018. That may sound harsh, but after all it’s just a silly tradition for students who want to have fun.

Last-minute picks for homecoming court

Last-minute picks for homecoming court

By Brian Gentry, Contributing Editor

October 4, 2018

The nominees for homecoming court are decided, and it’s too late for any last-second additions. But there’s so many contestants who were disqualified just because they’re not students — and many would totally win if they could enter. If I could decide Pitt’s homecoming king and queen, these would be my choices.

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