The Club Penguin Times' headline logo.
Club Penguin Times (formerly known as The Penguin Times before Issue 100 and also known as Club Herbert Times during the Operation: Blackout) is Club Penguin's local newspaper, which comes out every Thursday. Prior to July 2011, the newspaper was released every Friday. It is one of the only sources of information, other than books. Aunt Arctic is its editor-in-chief, as well as its formal help columnist.
On November 18, 2010 the newspaper got a new look. Now, there are only two pages and you have to scroll. This is to help the Club Penguin team to work on things other than the newspaper. Their headquarters has been the Book Room since the Marvel Super Hero Takeover 2012 started.
Sections of the new format
- News Flash
- Feature Story
- Support Story
- Upcoming Events
- Ask Aunt Arctic
- Ask Aunt Arctic (sometimes)
- Bonus Story (sometimes)
- Jokes and Riddles
- Get Published
- Poem (since Issue 400)
Sections of the old format
celebrating the 100th Issue of The Penguin Times.
The article celebrating the 150th issue of The Penguin Times.
- 'A' section (featured stories):
- 'B' section (regular features):
- 'C' section (Extras):
- Bonus Puzzle (every other week)
- Upcoming Events
- Fan Comics
- Sensei's Fortune Cookie (only appears when something is soon to occur concerning ninjas)
- 'D' section (Notices):
Note: The Reviewed by You Section was moved to the What's New Blog in May 2009, and the Technical News Section was moved to the What's New Blog in February 2006 as it is more close to the real life than the game.
In Focus Tours
Starting in issue #125 up to #253, and returning in issue #399, a section called In Focus began running in the Club Penguin Times, here is a list of every topic discussed of In Focus:
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The News Flash section has been running in the Club Penguin Times since Issue 296. Here is a list of the Newsflashes.
- Issue 296: Rockin' parties have been spotted in igloos all over the island. To join a rock star's party, click the (igloo) on your map. Don't forget your instrument!
- Issue 297: Ninja tea parties! Between intense matches, Water Ninjas and Fire Ninjas have been drinking tea together. Join in the tradition with Tea Ceremony robes from the Martial Artworks catalog.
- Issue 298: Mapmakers reveal new island map! Games, places, shopping and pets are now easier to find. Check out the new look by clicking the map in the bottom left of your screen.
- Issue 299: Sailor songs and mermaid melodies out now! Get new tracks for your igloo and invite your shipmates for a sea shanty sing-along. Arr!
- Issue 300: Challenge the cranky crab in the Hidden Lake! To crack his shell game, be sure to snap up the blue crab costume. Remember-you can get to the Hidden Lake by exploring the Mine.
- Issue 301: Clickety click! The island is crawling with crabs! Causes are unclear, but one thing is certain: curious crustaceans are cropping up everywhere!
- Issue 302: Race to the Gift Shop for the latest extreme sports gear. Suit up with snow and stunt equipment in the Penguin Style catalog!
- Issue 303: Ramp up your igloo with new furniture from Better Igloos! Half-pipes and foam pits can make any igloo EXTREME! Scope the catalog in your igloo!
- Issue 304: Team Blue and Team Red are competing now at the Stage! Wear your favorite team color and join the rally. Just watch out for flying dodgeballs!
- Issue 305: Earn new Party stamps for your Stamp Book. Climbers are scaling peaks to earn The Mountaineer. Agents are dodging obstacles for the Stunt Penguin. And members are earning The Snowboarder by showing off tricks in party rooms!
- Issue 306: Traffic alert! Runaway roosters are causing cock-a-doodle chaos outside the Gift Shop. Drivers are reminded to use caution, and the (music emote) when traveling.
- Issue 307: Circus-themed igloos are popping up all over the island! Spellbound audiences are reminded to take caution. When daredevils leap through flaming rings of fire - stand back!
Current Issue of the Club Penguin Times (Issue #469)
- Building a Haunted Igloo
- Gariwald The Contraption Chap
- Newsflash: Puffles are agitated around the island! What's setting them off?
- Ask Dot: Count D.
- Upcoming Events
- Ask Dot: Maude Usa
- Secrets: Rockhopper's Key
- Get Published
- SoundStudio: New Halloween sounds for your haunted house soundtrack
- 9th Anniversary Party: Cake, a free hat, and a great party at the Coffee Shop
- Halloween Party: New fall styles for the fashionable adventurer
- What is going on at the Puffle Hotel?
Find the collectible pin!
- Hidden now until October 29.
- Next pin Hidden: October 30-November 12
- Issue 1 was released on October 24, 2005
- The Penguin Times started printing in color in issue 8.
- Issue 100 was released on September 13, 2007.
- Issue 150 was released on August 28, 2008.
- Issue 200 was released on August 13, 2009.
- Issue 250 was released on July 29, 2010.
- A revised setup of the newspaper was released on November 18, 2010.
- Issue 300 was released on July 20, 2011.
- Issue 350 was released on July 5, 2012.
- Issue 400 was released on June 20, 2013.
- Issue 450 was released on June 5, 2014.
- Issue 500 will be released on May 21, 2015.
- Sometimes, if you mouse over the word "Jokes", extra jokes would pop up. This is a hidden secret, just like Aunt Arctic's hidden sunglasses. Many penguins do not know about this.
There are many occurrences of Mascots taking over Aunt Arctic's spot in "Ask Aunt Arctic".
- The Club Penguin Times has almost as many readers as the New York Times.
- The April Fools' Party 2008 newspaper and during entire month of May 2012 and October 2012, Gary took over Aunt Arctic's Place in the "Ask Aunt Arctic" section.
- The name is a parody of various newspapers named "The (towns name) Times" (e.g., The New York Times).
- In issue 129 The Club Penguin Times announced that in issue 130 Aunt Arctic is going to be the chief of The Club Penguin Times.
- In one of the issues if you put your mouse over one of the submit buttons a green puffle would appear out the window.
- According to Gary there are Elite Penguin Force agents on the Club Penguin Times' staff.
- As of the Marvel Super Hero Takeover 2012, the Book Room is the Club Penguin Times HQ.