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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.

Hurricanes spoil Homecoming, beat Pitt 16-12

Taysir Mack comforts Aaron Mathews on the sidelines following Pitt's 16-12 Homecoming loss.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 26, 2019

Pitt failed to find the end zone and allowed Miami to score a late go-ahead touchdown to fall 16-12 on Homecoming.

Oakland Outlook: Make Homecoming great again

Oakland Outlook: Make Homecoming great again

By Megan Williams & Ana Eberts, Staff Writers

October 24, 2019

Despite attending Pitt for the past two years, despite growing up near Pittsburgh and despite being generally active members of the community, we still don’t know what Homecoming is.

Opinion | Pitt campus additions that alumni should check out

Opinion | Pitt campus additions that alumni should check out

By Grace McGinness, Staff Columnist

October 24, 2019

As we raise our glasses and cheer for Homecoming this weekend, we should consider who may be returning to this campus and what exactly they are returning to.

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.

Opinion | Believe it or not, homecoming isn’t obsolete

Pitt has a Homecoming laser light and fireworks show every year for students and alumni.

By Paige Lawler, For The Pitt News

October 24, 2019

Students should not be too quick to write off homecoming as a pointless or boring tradition

Student Alumni Association paints the town blue and gold with new contest

Students paint the windows at Hemingway’s Cafe.

By Diana Velasquez, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Every year at Pitt, the Student Alumni Association puts on its annual Paint the Town event the week before Homecoming. The week-long event gathers students to paint the town in Pitt’s colors.

Weekend Sports: Homecoming brings mixed results

Junior Nika Markovic (17) celebrated Pitt’s 3-1 victory over Florida State Sept. 30.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018

In addition to the football team's big win Saturday, several other Pitt sports teams contributed quality performances over the weekend, most notably the volleyball and soccer teams.

Three takeaways from Pitt’s OT homecoming win

Pitt's defensive line celebrates redshirt sophomore Therran Coleman's overtime interception against Syracuse Saturday afternoon.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 8, 2018

Now halfway through the season, it’s becoming clearer what we can expect to see from Pitt on a weekly basis. Here’s what Saturday revealed about the team:

No ex’Cuse: Panthers beat Syracuse 44-37 after weather delay, overtime

Junior wide receiver Maurice Ffrench (2) receives a pass during the end of the second quarter.

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

October 6, 2018

The senior running back tandem of Qadree Ollison and Darrin Hall carried Pitt to an overtime victory, rushing for a combined 299 yards and three touchdowns.

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