Sabiduría is an online, peer-reviewed journal highlighting the research work of Palm Beach State College students. Submitted manuscripts are reviewed and edited by honors students, who oversee the publication process.

Current issue - Spring 2017


Participate in Sabiduría

Submit your Paper for publication:

  • Earn Honors Points with publication
  • Additional credential on scholarship applications and academic resumes

Manuscripts must be:

  • Formatted in .doc or .rtf, approximately 2,000 - 5,000 words
  • Researched based, with credible sources
  • Scholarly in tone and follow MLA or APA style
  • Does not need to be current; papers can be from an honors class or project from previous semesters

and should have:

  • A clearly-stated thesis
  • Efficient organization of ideas
  • A works cited page

Become a Reviewer:

  • Review manuscripts submitted by your peers, and earn three Service Activity Points for each paper review.
  • Attend a workshop where you will learn to assess papers for publication, and earn one Honors Activity Point for attending.

Sabiduría Archives

Spring 2016

Spring 2015

Fall 2013

Letter from the Editors

"A Comparison of the Impact of Plant–Based and Meat–Based Diets On Overall General Well-Being"

Andrew Gerren will graduate from PBSC in the spring of 2014 and hopes to pursue an advanced degree in ethnobotany and naturopathic medicine. He is currently Vice President of the Boca Campus Alpha Delta Iota Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, President of the Lean, Clean, Green Ecology Club on the Boca Campus, and runs his own sustainable gardening company, Garden to Gardens.

Letter from the Editors

"Pleasure versus Morality: A Psychological Approach to Leslie Huben"

Kathleen C. McCloskey MacDonald is a full-time Palm Beach State Honors student who will graduate in Spring 2012. She will then attend Florida Atlantic University's Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College beginning Fall 2012 where she will pursue a degree in English, aiming to become both a high school English teacher and a professor.

"The First-Generation Challenge"

Aida Rodriguez has been a Lake Worth Honors student since Fall 2010. She will pursue a degree in psychology with an ultimate goal of attending graduate school to become a licensed counseling psychologist. Her interest in the issues that affect underrepresented minority groups led her to research and write about the struggles of first-generation college students.

Letter from the Editors

"Student Perception of Community Colleges"

Faith Proper has been attending the Lake Worth Campus of PBSC since Spring 2008 as a dual enrolled student and a full time student in Fall 2009. She will graduate in Spring 2012 with an AA and AS in Paralegal Studies. She plans on studying business and government, then going on to law school.

"Picasso and Africa"

Nadeen Pennisi is a Palm Beach Gardens Honors student. She has been enrolled since Fall 2010 and is currently a freshman. She hopes to transfer to the University of Miami and pursue a degree in medicine.

"NAFTA"

Laura Lobe is a Lake Worth Honors student. She is graduating this semester and is transferring to Florida International University where she will pursue a double major in Political Science and Sociology and continue to research and write about issues that affect the world and United States' dynamics. She would like to thank Ms. Regina Dilgen, Ms. Lystra Seenath, and Dr. Victor E. Aikhionbare for incentivizing critical thinking, research, and leadership.

"A Magical Orange Grove in a Nightmare"

Jennifer Becker is a Palm Beach Gardens student. She will graduate in Spring 2012 and plans to pursue a master's degree in contemporary literature with the aim of becoming a university professor.

Letter from the Editors

"Love and Marriage"

Dina Zinni is a Palm Beach Gardens Honors student. She enrolled at Palm Beach State College in fall 2009, and is now a sophomore. She plans to transfer to an out of state University and pursue a doctorate degree in astronomy and astrophysics.

"Affordable Care Act"

Christina P. Persaud is a Palm Beach Gardens Honors Student. She will earn her Associate's Degree in spring 2011. She plans on transferring to the University of Florida and majoring in Business Management and Entrepreneurship.

"A Dream Deferred"

Laura Lobe is an Honors sophomore attending the Lake Worth campus. She hopes to transfer to Florida International University to pursue a double major in Political Science and Sociology, and eventually use her education to serve marginalized minorities in America.

"People Painted Over: Whitewashing of Minority Actors in Recent Film and Television"

William Lowrey is a Lake Worth Honors student. This is his second year at Palm Beach State College. He plans on transferring to Florida Atlantic University where he will major in literature.

Letter from the Editors

"Dreaming on Canvas: The Influence of Freud's Dream Analysis Theories in Three Surrealist Artists"
by Jennifer K. Becker

Jennifer K. Becker is a Palm Beach Gardens Honors student. This is her first year at Palm Beach State College. She plans on transferring to Swarthmore College and getting her graduate degree in contemporary fiction.

"Reducing Recidivism: Stopping the Trend of Criminal Relapse in America" by Joseph Rosansky

Joseph Rosansky is a Lake Worth Honors student. This is his second year at Palm Beach State College. He plans on transferring to the University of Pittsburgh to study neuroscience and going on to become a research scientist.

"Establishing Field Camera Trap Protocol to Monitor Gopher Tortoises at Okeeheelee Park" by James Rowland

James Rowland is a Boca Raton Honors student. He plans on getting an undergraduate degree in supervision and management at Palm Beach State College as well as an undergraduate degree in speech communication at Nova Southeastern University.

Forum Section

Thiago Coelho

Eli Kinberg

Joe Mulvey

Amina Venton

Letter from the Editors

Geopolitical History and the Causes for the Modern Borders of Germany
By Derek Black

Derek Black is a second year student who will graduate in the spring of 2010. He is a German Studies major planning to attend the remainder of his undergraduate education abroad in Germany. He intends to use his knowledge and experiences of foreign culture to write for and connect American and European audiences.

Supreme Fallacy: Why U.S. Justices Need Term Limits
By Joseph P. Mulvey

Joe P. Mulvey is a second-year PBCC student who plans to graduate in May 2010. A current English major, Joe plans to pursue a career in creative writing with an emphasis in business and will transfer to the University of Florida as a pre-law student.

The Transformation of Hazel Quarrier in At Play in the Fields of the Lord
By Madeleine Lenke

Madeleine Lenke, an international transfer student, is currently completing her AA degree at PBCC. Madeleine plans to transfer to Florida Atlantic University where she will pursue a degree in Mathematics Education.

Quantum Entanglement: An Exploration of a Weird Phenomenon
By Jean S. Joseph

Jean S. Joseph is a second-year PBCC student who plans to graduate in December 2009. A current double-major in Mathematics and Physics, Jean plans to continue in both disciplines and earn doctorates in each.

Forum Section

Joseph Rosansky
Leslie Taylor

Letter from the Editors

Gabriel's Horn: An Understanding of a Solid with Finite Volume and Infinite Surface Area
By Jean S. Joseph

Jean S. Joseph is a second-year PBCC student who plans to graduate in December 2009. A current double-major in Mathematics and Physics, Jean plans to continue in both disciplines and earn doctorates in each.

Why Honors? A Statistical Analysis of Honors Classes with Comparison to Regular Classes
By Hearin Neuner, James Rowland, and Nicholas Scalice

Hearin Neuner graduated from PBCC in December 2008 and is presently attending the University of Texas at San Antonio, majoring in English Literature. James Rowland is a second year PBCC student double-majoring in Business Administration and Communications. Nicholas Scalice graduated from PBCC in December 2008 and is presently attending Florida Atlantic University, majoring in Criminal Justice.

The Hero as a Reflection of Culture
By Belen Lowrey

Belen Lowrey is a second-year PBCC student who will graduate in May 2009. Belen will attend Florida Atlantic University on full scholarship and will major in Comparative Linguistics.

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