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Penn State Homecoming Reveals 2013 Logo

The Blue-White football game wasn’t the only thing happening on the field this past Saturday. The Homecoming Executive Committee also revealed the 2013 logo for this year’s celebration.

“We work with a graphic design class to create the logo, and we start by talking to them about what exactly the theme means to us, and they take it from there,” said Public Relations Director Sarah Kurz in a statement, who oversaw the process of selection. “Each student submits his or her design and presents them to the Homecoming Executive Committee, and during a meeting we go around one by one and narrow the choices down to pick the one that we think is best.”

The logo features the iconic Nittany Lion being passed through the crowd at a football game, with each hand being a different size to represent different generations, according to the executive committee. Also hidden in the middle of the logo is the outline of the Old Main bell tower.


“If you look at the hands, the beginning ones are smaller and they get bigger, showing that students come to Penn State as freshman and can experience these traditions that all Penn Staters – young or old – can experience,” said Production Director Allison Konners in a statement. “As people grow older, they realize that these traditions, such as carrying the lion through the crowd, will always remain the same as they come back as alumni.”

You can get a better look at the logo this Wednesday, April 24 in the HUB at the annual legacy celebration. Personally, I’m just excited to pick up some new Homecoming swag with a cool logo.

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


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