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Welcome to the Pathways Journal. Here you will find essays written by first-year students at Xavier University of Louisiana. These essays have been organized by academic year and you may use the search bar or browse tools on the right to navigate through them. Within the specific issues, the issues are organized by author last name. Thank you for visiting our journal!


First published in 2002, XULAneXUS is a peer-reviewed online journal that publishes the scholarship of Xavier University of Louisiana undergraduates.The journal has been sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity and funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. XULAneXUS has published fifteen volumes (one to two issues annually) since 2002, interrupted only by Hurricane Katrina.