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.

Now Accepting Editor Applications for 2021-2022!

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!

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

Applications, including a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and letter of recommendation are due by Friday, April 16th. 

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


March 2021 Issue Available Now!

Check out our latest issue of The Penguin.

Read the latest issue

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 & Madeleine Wiegers

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!