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What's the best part of Springtime?

  • Flowers blooming (29%, 10 Votes)
  • Warmer weather (26%, 9 Votes)
  • Rain instead of snow (17%, 6 Votes)
  • Closer to summer (11%, 4 Votes)
  • Longer days (9%, 3 Votes)
  • Eating ice cream without getting cold (9%, 3 Votes)
  • Easter brunch (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 35

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Daylight Savings

Daylight Savings

On November 5th 2023, all 70 countries used daylight savings, meaning we fell back 1 hour. Making daylight shorter, the sun now sets around 5:30 pm. The only 3 countries that do not utilize this are Japan, India, and China. Believe it or not, we lose money because of daylight savings, the United States losing about $434 million dollars a year because they have to change all of the clocks.

 

What’s my opinion?

Personally, when we have daylight savings in the spring, it’s the best thing ever. Days are longer, air gets warmer, and summer is right around the corner. You get to experience staying out until 8pm when the sun is just setting, and sleeping in till 9am. But you do gain an hour, which means less sleep. Now, daylight savings in the fall has everyones opinion. You lose an hour, which means it’s not dark before 6pm, you get tired fast since it’s dark so early in the afternoon. You feel like you have no time to do anything outside anymore, you’re waking up tired and have no motivation to do things. The only plus side to daylight savings in the fall is it means Thanksgiving and Christmas is right around the corner.

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According to the University of Chicago, over 75% of Americans would prefer to end the practice of switching clocks twice a year. Longer days actually promote safety, because there are children playing outside, citizens walking their dogs after work, doing lawn work or throwing bbq parties, all because the sun is out shining for longer. Making the shift can also increase your health risks from changing the clock, causing strokes, or even heart attacks.

 

What Do You Think About Daylight Savings?

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About the Contributor
Stephanie Smith, Content Manager
Stepahanie is a sophomore at HHS and this is her first year in the journalism program!! Outside of school Stephanie likes playing volleyball, hanging out with her friends and family. She loves to write, it comes naturally to her… she can easily write about anything. One fun fact is she has 15 animals, I know, she's crazy. Stephanie has 3 brothers and a Sister-In-Law. Her favorite movie is “Titanic” and favorite TV show is “Grey’s anatomy”. She hopes to pursue her career in the medical field… more specifically a pediatrician

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