Get ready to ‘Fall back’ Nov. 2

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 Illustration by Alexandra Nelipa

Illustration by Alexandra Nelipa

Time Change means an extra hour of sleep.

By Lily Teran

sac-ranger@alamo.edu 

At 2 a.m. November 2, daylight saving time ends, requiring people to set their clocks back one hour. The last time change was March 9, when most Americans set their clocks forward one hour.

Business sophomore Mike Robertson said he is particularly excited for the time change as that means one more hour of sleep.

“I hate losing an hour of sleep,” he said. “Everyone likes an extra hour of sleep, but no one likes losing an hour.”

The biggest impact is the sun sets, making the day seem shorter for most people.

Unlike Robertson, communications sophomore Jalisa Jones prefers the time to move back so she is able to wake up to daylight.

“I don’t like waking up to darkness,” she said. “Darkness makes my mornings harder.”

Sunshine helps rev up the day, she said.

“I love waking up to daylight; it makes my mornings more pleasant and easier to start,” Jones said.

In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Uniform Time Act into law, creating daylight saving time to provide people with more daylight and also to conserve energy.

Daylight saving time, also called “fall back” or winter time in the United States, affects all 50 states except Arizona and Hawaii. In Utah, two lawmakers are proposing a bill to get rid of daylight saving time to avoid confusion, according to The Washington Post.

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