Prepare to Start Next Week with an Extra Hour

soon-to-change school clock

soon-to-change school clock

Gabe Clinton, news reporter

Daylight Savings Time is coming to a close this Sunday on November 6. This means the whole state will wake up at the start of next week feeling an hour more refreshed. Daylight Savings Time is scheduled to resume once more in March 2023.

What is DST (Daylight Savings Time)

DST is a practice done in many states and countries in which the clocks skip 2 a.m. and go right to 3 a.m. on the second Sunday of March. This is done so there is 1 more evening hour of daylight in the summertime/vacation time. In every Fall season, DST ends, and the clocks rewind from 2:59 a.m. back to 2 a.m., giving the state an extra hour of morning time, but an hour less of evening time (early darkness).

The Fate of DST

Clock-jumping has always been a controversy amongst Michiganders. There are three main sides to the matter: 1. We should continue as usual, going in and out of DST yearly. 2. DST should be abolished, using EST (Eastern Standard Time) the whole year. 3. We should situate over to DST and stay an hour ahead year-round. Regardless of your thoughts and opinions, unfortunately the DST vote will not be mentioned on the November 8 Michigan Voting Ballot; consequently, the matter is ultimately up to the Legislative Branch, whom has not yet been decisive.