About This Journal
Pathways is Xavier University of Louisiana's first-year student essay journal. Our mission is to give our first-year students a chance to become published authors, share their stories, and find an appreciation for writing. To date, we have published four issues with approximately 15-20 essays per issue. In order to reach a wider audience, we have decided to digitize our issues and make them accessible through the Internet, specifically this website. All of the essays are now in PDF format and can be downloaded if needed. Thank you so much for visiting our journal, and we hope you enjoy reading the literary works of our first-year students.