Students pleased with daylight savings time


Photo Credit: Githmie Goonatilleke

Daylight Savings Time turn the clocks back one hour, giving students more time to sleep.

by Githmie Goonatilleke, Staff Writer

With long school days Daylight Savings Time gives sleepy students an extra hour of sleep during the weekend and many are grateful for that extra boost of energy.

According to CNN, Daylight Savings Time actually came to be during World War I. William Willett presented the idea of Daylight Savings Time after figuring out how many hours were wasted every summer. Willet proposed that “the clocks should be moved forward in 20 minute increments several times in April, and back again in September.” Unfortunately for Willett, it was not until nine years later that the Germans put his ideas to work.

In modern day America, almost all states utilize Daylight Savings Time, including New Jersey.

“It gets dark at 6:00 pm and it gets light at 6:15 in the morning,” said Samantha Cioppio, a freshman, noticing how dark the nights and how light the day got.

“I actually wake up earlier,” Cioppio said. “I usually wake up at 7:00 am.”

Overall Cioppio wasn’t personally affected by Daylight Savings Time, saying she could “handle it.”

Julia Blando, another freshman, was more or less taken aback because of Daylight Savings Time.

“One day I walked into my room and I realized that my clocks, I have two clocks, were different times than the clock on my phone and I got really confused,” Blando said.

Much like Cioppio, Blando felt that Daylight Savings Time didn’t affect her life in a significant way.

“I just don’t think an hour makes much of a difference. It only makes a difference in the first three days and then after that it’s back to normal for me,” Blando said.

However Blando believes teachers should be more lenient during those first few days of Daylight Savings Time, “because we’re adjusting and we’re not in our normal sleeping habits.“

Sydney Pifer, a sophomore, thought teachers shouldn’t be so lenient, saying, “There’s so much to do and not enough time.”

“It does take longer to finish my homework and study, but it’s not that bad,” Pifer said.