Daylight Saving Time causes debate among students

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — The changing of the clocks has left some TROY students glad, mad, and even confused.

It’s finally Fall, which means that the leaves change colors, the temperatures get cooler, and the holidays are quickly approaching. But the changing of the season also means it’s time for Daylight Saving Time to end.

It’s an annual event that causes plenty of controversy.

“If somebody is not more of a morning person, they don’t get up early and they wake up later in the day,” said Junior Regan Ashworth. “They’re probably not going to get a lot of the day time because it gets darker sooner. That can negatively impact them.”

One student told TrojanVision the time change has impacted his off-time.

“I’m one of those people that I can’t fall asleep, and when I get home, I have to unwind for a while when I get home and I like having that personal time,” said junior Colton Suttles. “I don’t get as much of that when it starts to get dark earlier because I’m already so tired when I’m finishing getting off of work.”

As some students regret changing the clock, others students said the change is welcomed.

“I do like when it gets you know darker a little earlier,” said junior Dawson Corrin. “I guess I associate the holidays around this time with with when it gets darker earlier. I would say I like that I’m a big Christmas guy.”

Whether you favor the change, plenty of students agreed that they enjoyed the extra hour that they’ve gained.

“I really liked daylight savings because we get an extra hour this time of year,” said sophomore Sarah Francis. “We do lose it any other time of year but I think it’s kind of fun to like get that extra hour. It’s like a little present at the end of the day.”

“This kind of thing helps me a lot,” said freshman Javius Pruitt. “Because when you do work overnight you do get sleep deprived, and it just made me feel rejuvenated.”

According to the United States Department of Transportation, “Daylight Saving Time (DST) was enacted as a legal requirement by the Uniform Time Act of 1966.”

DST was the result of new time zones and railroad regulations.