No More Daylight Savings?

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Starting in 2023, daylight savings will no longer be a part of the American schedule.

In March of this year, the U.S government passed a bill declaring that daylight savings will be discontinued named the Sunshine Protection Act.

Watches are forwarded in the spring and pushed back in the winter. Originally, the time change was made in an effort to make better use of daylight throughout the year.

The time of year when daylight savings is not in effect is called standard time. 

Congresspeople in the Senate have decided that daylight savings is an overrated and unnecessary time change, explaining that the benefits of it are minimal. 

The elimination of daylight savings will allow all US states to be on standard time year round; Hawaii and Arizona do not adhere to daylight savings. 

While evenings will be brighter and mornings will be darker in the winter months, remaining on standard time year round will prevent the jet lag that Americans experience twice a year. 

Kira Dugdell, sophomore, said, “It could be constructive to the stability because people won’t be as jet lagged sometimes.”

There are pros and cons to daylight savings and its effects, However, studies show that the grand majority of Americans would rather stay on standard time throughout the year.

Syierra Staton, sophomore, said, “We’ve been doing it for so long, I don’t think it’ll help to change it so suddenly” talking about the quick switch to standard time year round.

While there are some people with reservations about the Sunshine Protection Act and its impacts on our country, over 71% of the population would rather end daylight savings.

The American government agrees with the people with the opinion that stability is more important than a nation-wide time change twice a year. 

 

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