Now in its 20th year of publication, Celebrating Student Writing Across the Curriculum publishes undergraduate student writing in a range of disciplines. On the pages of this magazine, we celebrate student achievement in writing and showcase exemplary written work from across William Paterson University. The student writing featured here represents difference in writing. Some entries are thoroughly researched and deftly worded, others provide analytical exploration or make a compelling argument, and still others are imaginatively creative or superbly designed and arranged. Nurtured by our faculty, the student writers celebrated in this issue have worked hard to develop their best writing. For this contest, William Paterson faculty nominate student writing from across a wide range of courses. Whether a written work is nominated for its creativity, insights, analysis, or well-crafted prose, each entry was outstanding enough to prompt a nomination from a professor. Each year, a panel of volunteer judges from across the William Paterson faculty select up to ten winners for publication in Celebrating Student Writing Across the Curriculum. The excellent writing featured here represents both upper- and lower-division courses, demonstrating that great writing comes from everywhere and anyone. Regardless of the course for which they were initially written, all of these student essays provide us with insights into their topics and appreciation for the hard work and dedication of their writers.