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Automatic Negative Thoughts are the conscious or subconscious negative thoughts in reference to ones self.

Automatic negative thoughts: self-criticism at MVHS

Prisha Tiwari, Staff Writer March 13, 2021
Examining self-criticism and its impacts on the MVHS community
In the Mirror: Fake it til it breaks

In the Mirror: Fake it ’til it breaks

Shivani Verma February 11, 2021

The audience won’t know if you don’t know what you’re doing.” This is one of the most memorable things my dance teacher ever said. Of course, if you freeze onstage, somebody is bound to notice....

Illustration | Irene Tang

It’s OK to not be OK

Irene Tang September 19, 2020
A personal struggle with the effects of toxic positivity
Positivity Podcast Ep. 2: PG&E Shutdown

Positivity Podcast Ep. 2: PG&E Shutdown

Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra October 16, 2019

October 9th 2019 was scheduled to be the first day of the PG&E power outage affecting over 500,000 California residents. There were a lot of people angry and disheartened at this news, and rightfully...

Graphic | Oishee Misra

Positivity Podcast Ep. 1: Democratic debates

Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra September 22, 2019

t’s easy to resign to dismay while attempting to stay informed about the latest news around the globe. That’s why opinion editors Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra discuss the silver linings that...

Silver linings of the Notre Dame fire

Silver linings of the Notre Dame fire

Oishee Misra May 24, 2019
Combatting our society’s aversion of silver linings
Authentic Appreciation

Authentic Appreciation

Stuti Upadhyay April 10, 2019

Your hair looks great. You’re so nice. Your dress is pretty. You’re amazing at basketball. Your shoes are dope. You’re so funny. There are an infinite number of compliments we can give — an...

Putting positivity into practice

Putting positivity into practice

Charlotte Chui and Iman Malik October 25, 2018
Exploring how people incorporate positivity in their daily life
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