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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Members of the community listen to a story being read during the Homewood Pop-Up Art Exhibit on Saturday.

‘Black is Beautiful!’: PRIDE Art Festival celebrates Black youth identity in Homewood

By Tanya Babbar, Staff Writer September 18, 2023

Surrounded by children as he told stories of Black empowerment, D.S. Kinsel posed a question to an audience outside the Homewood-Brushton YMCA. “Who is raising all these smart Black children?” Kinsel...

Tracey Turner, left, plays Hippolyta alongside Jalina McClarin who plays Theseus in PSiP’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Westinghouse Park in Homewood Saturday.

‘A great unicorn puzzle piece:’ PSiP presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in Westinghouse Park

By Aoqin Yan, For The Pitt News September 19, 2022
PSiP is running its 18th season of free Shakespeare plays this month, featuring the romantic comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” PSiP performed in Westinghouse Park in Homewood for the first time ever on Saturday.
Pitt’s Homewood Community Engagement Center, which provides various resources to the community, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary on Oct. 18.

Homewood community engagement center celebrates one-year anniversary

By Martha Layne, Staff Writer November 10, 2019
On October 18, the University's Community Engagement Center in Homewood celebrated one year since its opening. In this year, 4,500 community members participated in 660 programs.
The Tuesday Night Monologue Project, in which female-only guests are invited to participate in writing workshops and share responses to prompts, is held in Vanessa German’s Art House in Homewood. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

Women hone craft at Art House in Homewood

By Shahum Ajmal | Staff Writer April 5, 2018

As Vanessa German and a group of artists were about to settle in for a night of writing and discussion in her house, a car crash outside derailed the March evening. The group witnessed an altercation...

Residents of Homewood survey the showcase of the project Pitt students have worked on at the Pitt Community Engagement Center’s Community Assistant Report Out event in the YMCA Monday evening. (Photo by Zane Crowell | Contributing Writer)

Students report on community work in Homewood

By Zane Crowell | Staff Writer April 3, 2018

Students, Homewood residents and members of the Community Engagement Center filled the Homewood-Brushton Branch YMCA’s meeting room, waiting for their chance to hear how the community workers had been...

The University of Pittsburgh Manufacturing Assistance Center’s Makerspace held a grand opening to the public Friday morning. (Photo by Anas Dighriri | Staff Photographer)

Pitt engineering unveils Makerspace

On the outside, 7800 Susquehanna Street looks like an old brick factory, with hazy entrance windows, a cracked walkway and faded paint. But recently, more than 100 people gathered at the Homewood location...

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