The Driscoll Defender will go live this Friday, October 7th ushering in the official start of NEISD’s online middle school newspaper program. Driscoll is one of the six middle schools in the district currently participating in the program, offering a student run newspaper featuring campus news, student and teacher highlights, featured stories, and student interest pieces. Going online will allow students to publish more frequently and cover more organizations than the traditional hardcopy newspaper. The online format will also allow a greater audience for the students’ work, making the paper a dynamic news source for the community. All of the NEISD high school journalism programs went online last year and have already garnered several regional, state and national awards. The Garner Gazette is schedule to launch the following week on October 14th and the other campuses will launch later in the semester.