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Thompson among Shaq-tastic prospects

Jan 2, 2012 •
The contractions were coming, but that didn't matter to Patrice Thompson. She wanted to watch the game. The Orlando Magic were on television on that spring day in 1994, so it was a chance for Patrice to see her favorite player, second-year NBA star Shaquille O'Neal, have a moment on the national st More

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Popular Grant drum line prepares for prized D.C. appearance

Oct 14, 2014 • Sacramento Bee
But the school doesn't have a band. The roaring beat was courtesy of the Grant Union High School Drum Line. The drum line's 15 members, each wearing a white T-shirt with a giant “G,” have become a common sight throughout the Sacramento region, from ... More

As Students Return to Grant High School, So Does Tuberculosis Testing

Aug 14, 2014 • KTXL
As students return to school at Grant Union High School in Sacramento, they will have a chance to be tested for Tuberculosis, after an infected student started multiple rounds of testing earlier this year. Confidential testing will be offered to any ... More

64 Grant Union High School students diagnosed with latent tuberculosis

May 14, 2014 • Sacramento Bee
Sacramento County public health officials say 64 more Grant Union High School students have been diagnosed with latent tuberculosis. This brings the total number of students and staff with the diagnosis to 111 since February. Latent tuberculosis has no ... More

Tuberculosis Testing Expanded at Grant Union High School

Apr 30, 2014 • KTXL
The Sacramento County public health officer says 500 additional students and staff will be tested for tuberculosis at Grant Union High School. The school reported in February that a student had an active case of TB. Because the disease is transmitted ... More

Hear them go boom!

Aug 21, 2014 • Sacramento News & Review
In the middle of the room, Grant Union High School teacher James Van Buren hunches over a drum, trying to tune it. “They really have to be anchored down,” he utters. ... Grant's drum line has emerged in a matter of years as one of the premier music ... More

Twin Rivers removes broken HVAC units from Grant Union High

Jun 19, 2014 • Sacramento Bee
A 75-foot crane lifted broken heating and air conditioning units off the roof at Grant Union High School on Thursday, easing fears that students will have to spend another school year in classrooms that are too cold in winter and too hot in the summer ... More

Fear festers following outbreak of tuberculosis at Grant

Jul 21, 2014 • Sacramento Bee
In the neighborhood around Grant Union High School, where more than 90 percent of students come from low-income households, parents wonder openly whether they have been given short shrift because of their socioeconomic condition. ... “We had to look at ... More

Sacramento health officials say Grant High has TB outbreak

Jul 1, 2014 • Sacramento Bee
Grant Union High School is in the midst of a tuberculosis outbreak, Sacramento County health officials said Tuesday. After previously reporting only one case of active TB, officials said four more students have tested positive for the active disease ... More

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