This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Jadylyn Delacruz! 

Daylight Saving Time is coming up, and everyone will be turning their clocks one hour ahead. The tradition is controversial among many, so the Southwest Shadow wants to know: How do you feel about Daylight Saving?

RULES:

  • Entries must be school appropriate.
  • Comment on this post with a sentence or two describing how you feel about Daylight Saving.
  • Students must log-in to comment (make sure your username is your first and last name).
  • The winner will be chosen randomly by the staff of the Southwest Shadow. Entries will close on April 1 at 1 a.m.

Prize: Starbucks gift card

  • Valentine

    I don’t like waking up in the morning so dark but I do like the extra sunlight in the afternoon so I can have more time hanging out outside

  • Keane Pimentel

    Daylight Savings Time sort of messes with my schedule for the first few weeks because when I wake up it’s dark outside and I get confused as to whether or not it’s the middle of the night or early morning.

  • Justin Martin

    Honestly, we all know there is no reason for daylight savings time. But I love being able to wake up early in the morning and watch the dark sky before going to school.

  • Sean Salvador

    daylight savings is cool

  • Jadylyn Delacruz

    I think that daylight savings time actually does have it benefits, despite people saying otherwise. Daylight savings help save energy by reducing the amount of electricity people would use by not having to turn on the lights throughout their day. With daylight savings moving the time forward one hour, it would mean that people would have the sun as their light source for a significantly longer period, thus reducing the amount of energy used during the time period of daylight savings. An example of how daylight savings conserved energy is in a 2008 study by Energy Department experts who discovered that daylight savings saved up to 1.3 BILLION kilowatt-hrs. This is equivalent to the amount of electricity used by over 100,000 households for an entire year.

  • Amber To

    I don’t really have any strong feelings towards daylight savings. I really hate or love daylight savings time…
    With the so called “extra time” Daylight savings gives me, I will have to try to get my sleeping pattern back on track.

  • Thomas Pham

    I feel that Daylight Savings time is good because the clock moves forward by an hour. Everything is the same, the only difference is that the clock is forward by an hour. I like Daylight Savings time because everyone has to sleep early and doesn’t have to stay up late. Meaning that sleeping early is good for everyone. The cool thing about this, is that when eveyone see the sky nice of the sunset.

  • Dillon Humphrey

    I will be spending my Daylight Savings hours changing every single clock I own.

  • Mia Ordonio

    I absolutely love Daylight Savings! The extra hour of light is so helpful. It gives me more time to go out and stay out before it gets dark. I’ve generally been using the time to go to the park and hang out with friends until 7pm.

  • Justin De Leon

    I believe daylight savings time is pointless. The intentions of it were to decrease the use of candles back in the day and today, to save energy and get people to sleep earlier. Now, recent research from Yale economist Mathew Kotchen suggests that DST actually increases energy use and has no effect in today’s society.