Daylight savings: longer days, tired students

Daylight savings time is when we set our clocks an hour forward so that during the summer, the days are longer. Daylight savings time was implemented to save energy and the law passed Congress in the year 1918.

This begins every spring and ends every fall. There are two common terms to help people remember when it ends or begins. They are known as “spring forward” and “fall back.”

Only certain countries still change their clocks an hour forward in the spring. Countries such as China, India, Japan, and The United States. In the United States, seven countries don't do daylight savings time; Arizona, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, etc.

A large number of people don't like daylight savings time. Many people don't like it because they lose an hour of sleep the night it happens. Senior Kobe Tran stated “I don't like the switch every time. It's annoying and they should just stick to one.” Tran is tired of having to change his sleeping schedule.

According to, In 2018, California imposed Proposition 7 which was Legislative Power to change daylight savings time.

The status for the Proposition was approved which means that California state legislature has the power to change the dates and times for daylight savings time, establish permanent, year-round and/or to change time policy.

Just as many people hate it, many people love it as well. There are more things to do in the day and you are less likely to get tired as fast. Senior Stephanie Saucedo stated “I love daylight savings time. Its cool having the days longer and warmer.'' She said that this is her favorite time of the year.

Senior Jennifer Diaz also stated “this makes summertime seem like a movie. The sunsets like around 7:30 and there is still so much time to do things after.” She hopes that daylight savings time never ends.

Is daylight savings time going to end? Is it going to stay permanent? As of right now, no one knows but, maybe sooner or later, a law will pass surrounding these questions.