By: Nicole Fernandez
It’s that time of year where the moon takes over a little earlier in the day. As you may already know daylight savings ended November 1st. Well there is another time of the year like that but it is referred to a fall back time.
This means our clocks were turned back 1 hour. Sunrise and sunset are about 1 hour earlier now in the fall and winter time. Meaning there is more sunlight in the morning.
Rafael Vasquez,a sophomore, said, “I like the time change because now it's not as cold in the morning as before and there is the sun to guide me in the morning.”Rafael was referring to is, when the sun is out early in the morning it warms up the day.
Daylight Savings Time or known as DST is used to save energy and make better use of daylight. The idea has been suggested in ancient times and later by famous scientist. DST is a change in the standard time with the purpose of conserving energy. In the United States, DST caused widespread confusion from 1945 to 1966 for trains, buses, and the broadcasting industry because states and localities were free to choose when and if they would use the Daylight Savings Time. Congress decided to end the confusion and establish the Uniform Time Act of 1966 that stated DST would begin on the last Sunday of April and end on the last Sunday of October. Daylight Saving Time is now used in over 70 countries worldwide and affects over a billion people every year. Currently, most of the United States registered DST except for Hawaii and most of Arizona, as well as the U.S. insular areas of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam.
Some students at Samueli Academy express how they feel towards the fall back time. Some students think the change has become a concern when it comes to being picked up after school. Sophomore, Harrison VanEchten, said, “Since it gets darker in the evening, I get picked up late and it is very dark at that time.”
Sports is another issue when it comes to the time change, some students think the fall back time isn't the ideal thing.
“For soccer it gets really dark, and you can't do anything after practice just homework,” said Giselle Cortez, a junior.
On the other hand some students like the fallback time. For example junior Marcos Rodriguez said, “I kind of like the time change because it cools down faster and I can use my bike lights.”
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