It's About Time...

Article date: November 9, 2017

by Brooklyn Martinez

Section: GENERAL INFORMATION

 Daylight Savings time set us back an hour on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at two o’clock in the morning. We all got an extra hour of sleep, and some of us question why daylight savings even exists?

Well, it all started when a man named George Hudson thought of the idea of Daylight Savings in 1895. The German Empire, Austria, and Hungary were the first countries to make the time changing event happen nationwide on April 30, 1916. Soon, many countries (including The United States), thought it was an amazing idea to give the summer months longer days, and switch it back to standard time for the winter months.

Mr. Bretz, Weskan’s High School math teacher, is very much against the time change and said, “Daylight savings time doesn’t actually add any daylight to the day, it just shifts the time.” Even though many people dislike it being dark by four o’clock in the afternoon.

Keaton Tesmer, a senior said, “It motivates me to fall asleep easier, which causes me to wake up earlier in the mornings. My days end up being more productive.”

There will always be a debate about whether Daylight Savings is a good or a bad idea. At the end of the day, time will always be changing...Unless you live in Arizona!