Nicholas Lilov, the Sterling Student Scrolls' official stop-motion animator, created this skit in the spirit of October 31's Halloween and autumn. 

Halloween was originally a holiday in which ghosts would return to their homes once a year, followed by the townspeople dressing up in costumes and attempting to ward off the spirits.

Now, Halloween is seen as a holiday for jack-o-lanterns, trick-or-treating, and most popularly thrilling horror movies.

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Online Learning at Sterling Academy

By: Miranda Rexhepi

October 6, 2022

There are many benefits of learning online at Sterling compared to learning in person at a traditional school. Online learning gives students more time to catch up with school work and get ahead while in-person learning gives students a schedule that needs to be followed to stay on time with their classes. Here are three reasons why online learning at Sterling Academy is the best choice.


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The Collapse of the Soviet Union

By: Reeva Lalani

September 29, 2022

By: Scarlet Adele Anglesey

July 22, 2022

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The purpose of this article is to help readers see that there are steps to take to avoid violent upheaval when economic crises occur due to the decisions of political leaders. The ever-changing political landscape is causing people to wonder what can make a political system to collapse. A model exists to show the potential of surviving such a collapse with the response to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in Russia.  Read More...

By: Scarlet Adele Anglesey

August 21, 2022

Whether a local or a tourist residing in Lake Atitlán, Guatemala, one would know the same Maximón. Maximón is the utmost of all cultural identities in all 11 towns of the Lake Atitlán highlands, especially the most ancient village, Santiago, famous for a 30-year civil war and its cofradias. 

Thousands visit him in the cofradias, where people will find Maximón as a wooden statue or human-like replica, draped in traditional Myan clothing and smoking his iconic cigarettes. In these various rooms, one can experience Maximón and the Maximón faith. From either being a local taught this faith or a tourist researching it before a trip, many believe that Maximón heals others' sorrows or may respond to one's concerns. Read More...

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Out of the world's 6,000 languages, there is one distinct language of mysteries and riddles made up of the soil and blooms that collapse at the weight of our feet: The language of flowers. Each of these flowers has a purpose of sending a secret message whereby one could combine it with other flowers to create a letter embellished with blooms of different hues and meanings, Read More...

The Untold Truth of the Peace Sign

By: Scarlet Anglesey

June 9, 2022

Today, many turn towards freedom of expression, especially when living in a decade of dividing global dilemmas, such as political havoc, world isolation through pandemics, and international tragedy. The iconic peace sign is a factor of united tranquility during these times, representing order, societal harmony, and joint freedom. Or does it? Read More...