The St. Thomas Standard is an independent journal of news and opinion that was published at the University of St. Thomas for the campus and local community from 2003 through 2008. The St. Thomas Standard was founded August 20, 2003 by a group of students dedicated to providing the means through which conservative thought could be presented, discussed and debated by the student population. The St. Thomas Standard was written and edited by a volunteer staff of St. Thomas students. We welcomed a wide range of perspectives, recognizing that there is no single “conservative view.” In general, the editorial board of the St. Thomas Standard shares the following beliefs:
Are you curious about the symbolism behind the St. Thomas Standard’s logo? Well, here’s a brief rundown:
A gold sun in splendor with the eye on a black field is the coat of arms of St. Thomas Aquinas. St. Thomas Aquinas is the patron saint of the University of St. Thomas. He is a doctor of the Catholic Church and a great theologian and philosopher who lived in the 13th century.
St. Thomas Aquinas attributed his greatest theological work, the Summa Theologica, to divine inspiration. Thus, the shining sun in splendor with the eye at its center refers to God the Father. The eye represents the all-seeing eye of God and the sun represents the intellectual light God grants to humans.