Soccer commit Alyssa Thompson wins top high school award

Class of 2023 women’s soccer commit Alyssa Thompson was honored this week as the Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year. With this honor, Thompson became only the second ever sophomore to win this award. Other past recipients include Mallory Pugh, Heather O’Reilly, Lauren Holiday and countless others. Thompson led her high school team to a perfect 18-0 record this season, racking up a total of 48 goals and 14 assists. The Daily’s Jenna Ruzekowicz sat down with Thompson right after the news broke to discuss the award and her future on and off the field. 

The Stanford Daily (TSD): Congratulations on winning the Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year award. With all the journalistic hype that you’re getting from this amazing honor, I wanted to ask, what do you personally think is your strongest attribute within the game and what differentiates you from other players on

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Liberty High School senior Greer is dedicated to her education

Madison Greer made it a point throughout her time in high school to make sure she leaves without any regrets.

That’s part of the reason the 18-year-old – a three-sport athlete who’s played in the school band since she was in seventh grade – took part in so many activities through her time at Liberty High School in the Spangle area.

“I want to be involved in everything I can because I don’t want to look back and think, ‘Well what if I had done this,’ because there have been times where that’s happened already,” Greer said. “I don’t want that to happen way in the future when I really can’t do anything about it.”

Greer is a National Honor Society member, was involved with National FFA Organization events for three years and was nominated a 2021 Spokane Scholar in world languages by the Spokane Scholars Foundation.

She said she’s

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Researchers discover how cells can survive in high salt concentrations


IMAGE: Image of a cell “ruptured ” by a fire-polished micropipette
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Credit: UPF – IRB Barcelona

Cells have to constantly adapt to their surroundings in order to survive. A sudden increase in the environmental levels of an osmolyte, such as salt, causes cells to lose water and shrink. In a matter of seconds, they activate a mechanism that allows them to recover their initial water volume and avoid dying.

Finding out which genes are involved in surviving osmotic stress was the subject of a study led by the laboratories of Dr. Posas and Dr. de Nadal at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and Dr. Valverde at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), in collaboration with a group led by Dr. Moffat from the University of Toronto (Canada). wide-genome genetic screening, the scientists discovered the central role of a gene known as LRRC8A in cellular ability to

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Livingston High School Seniors Kick Off Final Weeks with Spirit Week and Senior Games

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In the days leading up to their final holiday weekend as Livingston High School (LHS) students, members of the Class of 2021 expressed their Lancers pride through Spirit Week events that culminated with the annual LHS Senior Games on Thursday night and a “Green Out” on Friday.

With proper COVID-19 protocols in place, Spirit Week provided seniors with an opportunity to gather safely as a class to kick off the beginning of the end of their high school careers.

“With the voting of our grade, we decided on appropriate themes throughout the week that included Pajama Day, Superhero Day, 80’s Day, Senior Games and Green Out,” said senior class officer Ronni Agmoni. “On Thursday, we had Senior Games, and that was a huge success. Many students came and participated. Hopefully, next time, we can have an even greater turn out.”

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