Daylight Savings Time Gives An Hour


Ales Krivec

Daylight savings time will begin on March 8th, 2020.

Liset Prado, Staff Reporter

Hey Tigers, if you haven’t already known about this, on March 8 daylight savings time will begin. What is daylight savings time? It’s when clocks get moved forward during the warmer months so that the night time comes later.

Daylight savings time was created to take advantage of the daylight so in the summer we move our clocks an hour ahead and in the winter we move it an hour behind.

Benjamin Franklin was the first to ever conceive the idea of daylight savings time, but it was first advocated by William Willett due to people still having their blinds shut throughout the day time.

The U.S first carried out daylight savings time during the first World War as a way to save fuel. Throughout World War Two, President Franklin D. Roosevelt began a year-round daylight savings time that was called “War Time” in that period of time.

It would then become a national standard in 1966 with the passage of the Uniform Time Act but it all depended on when the states would change their clocks to a specific time. The federal government increased the use of daylight savings time in 2007 to reduce the use of energy.

Even though we may have a longer period of daylight, that’ll mean that the mornings will become darker than usual. The daylight savings time will end on Sunday, November 1, 2o2o at 2:00 a.m. and we will gain an extra hour.

Not all states participate in daylight savings time, like Arizona and Hawaii. Their time does not change, but the rest of the states do have daylight savings time.

To be prepared for the time change on March 8th, make sure to set your clocks an hour ahead. Many people will feel as if they lost an hour of sleep, but the advantage is that the sun will not set as soon as it has been.

Have a great day tigers and enjoy the extra hour of daylight.