Clocks will leap forward for Daylight Saving Time


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Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 8, forcing many to push their clocks forward an hour.

People around the United States will push their clocks forward one hour to start Daylight Saving Time Sunday, March 8, at 2 a.m.

The idea of Daylight Saving Time was introduced by Benjamin Franklin as a way to conserve energy.

The United States didn’t begin to practice Daylight Saving Time until the end of World War I.

Daylight Saving Time starts March 15, meeting opposition from many.

By 1919, local and state governments were allowed to decide if they would follow the practice or not.

It was again reinstated by President Franklin Roosevelt at the beginning of World War II, called “War Time.”

By the end of the war, the states were left to decide whether they would participate in Daylight Saving Time.

Hawaii and Arizona continue to abstain from Daylight Saving Time, along with some U.S. territories such as American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Currently in 2020, daylight saving time starts on the second Sunday in March and the first Sunday in November.

Sophomore Aizya Sorensen, loves daylight saving time.

“I like it because I can see the sun set later and you can stay out later,” Sorensen said.”It gives me summer vibes.”