Jumping ahead in time

Daylight Saving Time occurred this weekend, causing the loss of an hour


Isabel Jolley

A view from West Linn High School’s trip lot of an Oregon sunrise. This photo was taken Dec. 5 at 7:32 a.m. The sunrise will occur an hour later beginning Sunday, March 8 due to Daylight Saving Time.

Springing forward for Daylight Saving Time began in the early hours of hours of March 8. We lose an hour but gain some sunlight during the day and in our evenings. Personally, I love this time of year. When the days become longer it influences my mind to believe that spring and summer is just around the corner. I think that watching the sky turn into a mural of vibrant colors happens best in the evenings.

Because of Daylight Saving Time, our mornings will be darker, and on Saturday our sunrise will be an hour later than normal.

“I’m excited because I won’t have to race to the school to see the sunrise early in the mornings anymore,” Tyler Emmerson, senior, said. Our days will feel longer due to the sunset being pushed back an hour.

Students have a long day, scheduled with sports and jobs, and for those of us who like to watch the sunrise or sunset, the timing after Daylight Saving Time is convenient.

“I love having an extra hour, but hate losing one,” Jordyn Marvin-Battersby, senior, said. “The sunrise and sunset are so beautiful, but I can never catch the sunrise because I’m still sleeping.”

The biggest drawback to Daylight Saving Time is the loss of an hour. Waking up on March 8 I know I’ll be groggy and tired. Luckily my main source for time, my smartphone, will change automatically. I still have to be careful to change the clocks around the house and the clock in my car. If I don’t, I’ll be running around in the morning preparing for the day an hour before I have to.