Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday; it could be the last time clocks change


Daylight Savings Time begins 2 a.m. Sunday, March 12. Clocks should be set forward one hour.

CyNaa Mitchell, Staff writer

If a new federal law passes, this may be the last year Archbishop Carroll students and most other Americans will lose an hour of sleep in the spring to start Daylight Savings Time.

Daylight Savings Time will begin 2 a.m. Sunday as clocks are moved forward one hour throughout the U.S., except in Hawaii and Arizona. The time change, observed since the late 1800s but not codified until the 1960s, allows people to make better use of daylight during longer days by moving an hour of morning daylight to the evening.

The federal Sunshine Protection Act would make Daylight Savings Time permanent. If the law is passed, Americans would see less daylight in the morning and more daylight in the evening from the first week in November through the second week of March — the period known as standard time. 

The Sunshine Protection Act got mixed reviews from Carroll students.

Senior Diamond Parker-Wilson thinks the proposal is much ado about nothing.

“I don’t think it’s that deep.” says Senior Diamond Parker-Wilson. “Why change up the time? It might make it worse.” 

Other students like the idea. 

“I heard about that new act,” said Lugo. “It’s actually good. I feel like that change has been called for, since like–a really long time.” 

Junior Regan Grobey said she was on board, too.

“I think that it would be a good time to try it,” Grobey said. “If it ends up not working out, they could always fix it again.”

Nonetheless, Grobey said the act should not be a priority.

“I just feel like there’s other things the Senate could be doing right now,” she said