How Berlin feels about Daylight Savings

Photo by Brooke Henrey 24

Photo by Brooke Henrey ’24

Brooke Henrey

    As we approach the end of the first two weeks of daylight savings, Berlin students and staff see and feel the effects of the time change. 

   Daylight savings was first put into effect in 1918 by Robert Garland, who had heard of the idea from the United Kingdom. With over a century of daylight savings,  people want it to be permanent and get rid of standard time altogether. 

   In March, the Senate passed the Sunshine Protection Act, which would make daylight savings time permanent which starts in 2023. However, The House of Representatives also has to pass the bill for it to be sent to President Joe Biden, and be signed off on. 

   Chemistry teacher Mr. Seed feels as though daylight savings should be permanent. 

   “The way that things are set up now, on the shortest day of the year like November, December, and January I go to work when it’s dark out, and when I leave work it’s pretty much starting to get dark already,” Seed said. “I would prefer to have at least one part of my day to be able to see the Sun and that’s why I prefer permanent daylight savings time.”

   Dawson DeMoss ‘25 also feels that the permanence of daylight saving would be beneficial for him as a high school student. 

   “I am pro daylight savings time because I would like it to be lighter than darker later in the day,” DeMoss said. “Reasons include not feeling as tired as early and not having to drive in the dark as often.”

   I feel as though daylight savings time should be continued, and standard time should be ended.