The Penguin

The Penguin is New England Conservatory's student-run newspaper, featuring timely articles, interviews, tips, concert reviews, short fiction, poetry, cartoons, photos, restaurant reviews, and shout-outs.

Think there's something missing from this list? Maybe it's YOU! All students are welcome to join the discussion. Contact us via email, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram.

Mission Statement

To bring unity to the NEC community beyond our academic and professional lives, and to inform students about cultural events at NEC and in the greater Boston Area. The Penguin aims to offer a forum for critical discussion within the NEC community concerning all spheres of life providing students of various backgrounds an opportunity to share their thoughts and experiences.


Editors: Caroline Jesalva & Brittany Bryant 

Faculty Advisor: Suzanne Hegland

Want to Get Involved?

NEC’s student newspaper can only continue to thrive with your help. ANYONE is welcome to join!

Perks of contributing include:

  • Publish your writing, poetry, photography, and/or illustrations
  • Meet other students who share your interests
  • No commitment! Submit whenever you have time.
  • A great addition to your resume
  • Warm & fuzzy feelings knowing that you have improved the NEC community

Contact Us

If you have an idea for an article or have questions about how to get involved, please contact us!


The Penguin Co-Editor Position

Each year a new editor or duo of co-editors takes the helm of our beloved student newspaper, keeping The Penguin fresh, relevant, and ever-evolving, just like our student body! This year our penguin co-editors are Brittany Bryant & Caroline Jesalva! 

Along with the opportunity to shape the look of the publication, editors are paid for a total of twenty hours per month. They are responsible for creating themes and recruiting contributors for eight issues during the academic year. 

Applications for the editor or co-editor position include a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and letter of recommendation for the 2022-2023 year, open sometime around mid-April each year. 

Questions? Contact Faculty Editor Suzanne Hegland.

Penguin Editors design a new cover each year! Take a look at some of our previous covers:

Penguin Cover 2011
Penguin cover 2013
Penguin cover 2017
Penguin cover 2019