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Positive psychology movement encourages students to put happiness first

Positive psychology movement encourages students to put happiness first

Amanda Chan

November 13, 2015

At MVHS, students are so focused on succeeding academically that they often feel an overwhelming amount of stress. After attending a happiness conference, social studies teacher Scott Victorine has begun a positive psychology movement at MVHS to improve students’ well being. Victorine has implemente...

‘Monta Vista Compliments’ inspires gratitude

‘Monta Vista Compliments’ inspires gratitude

Yashashree Pisolkar

March 20, 2013

Beginning early January, a page titled “Monta Vista Compliments” circulated on students’ Facebook newsfeeds. The idea was simple enough: Using social media to promote positive conversation among students. Founded by two students who wish to remain anonymous, Monta Vista Compliments is an ...