By Ivan Baltazar and Jesus De La Torre
Daylight Savings Time, also known as DST, is a seasonal time change when clocks are set ahead by one hour. For 2018, Daylight Savings Time will begin on Sunday, March 11th at 2:00 a.m.. Daylight Savings Time will end on Sunday, November 4th at 2:00 a.m., when the clocks are set back one hour to standard time.
According to Web Exhibits, DST for the United States was enacted on March 19, 1918. It both established standard time zones and set summer DST to begin on March 31, 1918. Also, according to Time and Date, about 40% of countries worldwide use it to make better use of daylight and to save energy during the evening hours.
You might ask, “Do I lose or gain an hour of sleep this weekend?” According to Time and Date, you lose 1 hour in spring, but when DST ends in fall you regain 1 hour back. Paul Herrera (‘18) said, “I believe that Daylight Savings Time made a good impact [for] workers, however I think it’s not good because I lose an hour of sleep.”
Don’t forget Vikings, change your clocks this Sunday!