The Aquinas
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)University of Scranton
PublisherUniversity of Scranton
FoundedJanuary 1916
HeadquartersScranton, Pennsylvania
WebsiteThe Aquinas
Free online archivesArchived Editions of The Aquinas

The Aquinas is the weekly student newspaper of the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Print editions are published every Thursday during the semester and distributed to buildings throughout the university's campus.


The first issue of The Aquinas, published in January 1916.

The Aquinas, the university's first student publication, was originally established in 1916 as the monthly literary magazine of St. Thomas College, now called the University of Scranton.[2] The inaugural issue of The Aquinas was published in January 1916.[2] The publication remained a literary magazine from 1916 until 1931, with the final issue of each academic year serving as a yearbook for St. Thomas College's graduating class.[2]

In 1931, The Aquinas became the student newspaper of St. Thomas College.[2] (The school was renamed The University of Scranton in 1938). The newspaper has been published weekly or biweekly throughout its history.[2] The Aquinas is presently a weekly newspaper, published on Thursdays.[2]

In February 2014, the newspaper's staff released an editorial calling for improved access to information, including university crime statistics.[3]

As of 2020, the Editor in Chief of The Aquinas is Kelsey Wynn and its Co-Managing Editors are Kelly Nee and Phil Rauch.


  1. ^ "The Aquinas Editorial Staff". The Aquinas. 2016-10-20. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "January 1916: The Aquinas". University of Scranton. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  3. ^ Brown, Rebekah (2014-02-28). "University of Scranton student newspaper pushes for more access to information". Scranton Times-Tribune. Retrieved 2016-10-20.