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Bea Amsalu and George Barakat were announced as the winners of this years Spirit of Pitt award during halftime at Pitts homecoming football game against Virginia Tech on Saturday.

Bea Amsalu, George Barakat win this year’s Spirit of Pitt award

By Allison Radziwon and Madison Dean October 8, 2022
Bea Amsalu and George Barakat were announced as the winners of this year’s Spirit of Pitt award at the homecoming football game on Saturday during halftime.
Fireworks over the Cathedral of Learning at Pitt Program Council’s Homecoming Laser and Fireworks show in fall 2021.

Opinion | College homecoming is better than high school

By Emily O'Neil, For The Pitt News October 5, 2022
Pitt’s homecoming dates back to the 1940s, when students and alumni came together to perform skits, make floats for a parade and elect a homecoming court.
Primanti Bros in Oakland.

Five sports bars where students can watch the homecoming game

By Serena Garcia, Staff Writer October 5, 2022
If you’re opting to avoid the crowds at Acrisure Stadium, here are five sports bars where you can watch the homecoming game.
Pitt students gather at the Cathedral of Learning on Saturday night for the annual Homecoming Fireworks and Laser show.

Students reflect on first in-person Homecoming since 2019

By Brandon Raglow, Staff Writer September 27, 2021
With a new semester underway, students reflected on their Homecoming weekend, which was the first in-person Homecoming for first-year and sophomore students.
DeJovia Davis (left) and Ian Montelius (right) receive the Spirit of Pitt awards at Saturdays Homecoming game at Heinz Field.

Meet this Year’s Spirit of Pitt Winners — De’Jovia Davis and Ian Montelius

By Clare Sheedy, Staff Writer September 27, 2021
At a packed stadium for Pitt’s Homecoming football game on Saturday, De’Jovia Davis and Ian Montelius won Spirit of Pitt awards. Davis said it was “surreal” and she “couldn't do anything but smile” after winning.
The Pitt football team.

Opinion | Transfer Panther’s Homecoming advice

By Ashanti McLaurin, Staff Columnist September 21, 2021
Back on campus, masked and fully vaccinated one year later, I am ready to see what a Pitt Homecoming might look like while we’re still stuck in a pandemic.
Past winners of Homecoming king and queen.

Opinion | Homecoming should always be gender neutral

By Nina Santucci, Staff Columnist September 21, 2021
Homecoming court needs to be ungendered in order to give all students an opportunity to be royal and to feel properly represented by their school.
The Cathedral of Learning during a past Homecoming fireworks and laser show.

Opinion | Homecoming is the fall’s most important event, especially this year

By Jessica Snyder, For The Pitt News September 21, 2021
Homecoming this year is a reunion, symbolizing a light at the end of the tunnel.
Bricen Garner makes a shoelace tackle while playing for Pitt in 2017.

Pitt graduates return to hometown, Heinz Field as the opponent

By Frankie Richetti, Staff Writer September 21, 2021
Homecoming came a week early for Pittsburgh natives and former Panthers Bricen Garner and Therran Coleman, who both started for Western Michigan in a 44-41 upset win over their former school at Heinz Field last weekend.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke with The Pitt News last Friday about the planning for the fall semester, running the University during the COVID-19 pandemic’s latest stage, the ongoing faculty unionization vote, off-campus health guidelines and more.

Gallagher talks fall semester, political pressure and more in TPN interview

By Natalie Frank and Jon Moss September 7, 2021
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke with TPN for about 30 minutes last Friday about the planning for the fall semester, running the University during the COVID-19 pandemic’s latest stage, the ongoing faculty unionization vote, off-campus health guidelines and more.
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