The FSW Compass is the independent, award-winning news source for Florida SouthWestern State College’s four locations in Charlotte, Lee, Collier, and Hendry county. We are a paper for the students, by the students.

The Compass has a paper, a voice, and lots of room to grow. We aim to be a place for students to gather and comment on news that affects their life and education.

Since our first issue hit the stands on August, 2018, we have been dedicated to informing the FSW public, no matter the obstacles. FSW is not used to having a student-run news source with student journalists asking questions. We are sure that the campus and administration will soon grow to accept our resilient presence.

The Compass is a paper for all FSW students and campuses. We hope to be both a voice and a connection for the student body.

Please, reach out to us. We want to hear your FSW story.

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If you are interested in being a reporter, photographer, or designer for the Compass, you can reach us at or in room I-117 on Lee campus.