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To celebrate Valentines Day, pick your favorite romance movie

  • None, I hate romance (20%, 4 Votes)
  • 10 Things I Hate About You (20%, 4 Votes)
  • Notting Hill (15%, 3 Votes)
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (10%, 2 Votes)
  • She's The Man (10%, 2 Votes)
  • Love Actually (5%, 1 Votes)
  • When Harry Met Sally (5%, 1 Votes)
  • 13 Going on 30 (5%, 1 Votes)
  • 27 Dresses (5%, 1 Votes)
  • The Notebook (5%, 1 Votes)
  • She's All That (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 20

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Dialing back for daylight savings

New bill coming to effect to end daylight savings time

This year, a bill has been approved by the House of Representatives to end daylight savings time. Senator Marco Rubio (FL) is the main sponsor of The Sunshine Protection Act. If the bill gets passed, it would cause Americans to change their clocks in March like normal, and not change them again.

What is daylight light savings anyway? Daylight savings time was put in place in 1918 to allow as much light as possible. It was invented by George Hudson, as an idea to conserve energy for wartime efforts. The idea was to move the clock back two hours to conserve daylight and energy. Thankfully, we now only have one hour of change. During these months of daylight saving time, some people, particularly those susceptible to anxiety and depression, suffer from Seasonal Affect Disorder (SAD).

“I hate [Daylight savings], worst ever, every six months when it happens my inner clock feels super dysregulated and how kids feel at school [makes it] hard to teach,” English teacher Christina Jensen said. The Navigator also asked her how she would feel about the change. “I have heard of [The bill that’s trying to be signed]” and “It’s very exciting.” Jensen hopes the bill will get signed soon.

This made The Navigator curious about how many people actually know about the Sunshine Protection Act. The Navigator conducted a poll to ask people that exact thing. Out of the fifteen people asked, none of the people asked actually knew what it was.

A clear glowing moon on an October night.  Photo Credit: Hank Walker (‘27)

“I like it when it starts later but not earlier [the hour of change].” Asher Strong (‘27) stated, “It technically makes sense because of how the days work.” When The Navigator asked Strong how he feels about the possibility of change he said, “That’s stupid because we need it, we technically need it.”

“I hate daylight savings.  I hope it gets in a boxing match with night light savings and night light savings wins,” Sahal Hassan (‘27) said. “If it didn’t happen any more I would be ecstatic.” The Navigator asked Hassan (‘27) what he thought about the creator of daylight savings. “I hope that the person that invented daylight savings [George Hudson] gets sent to North Korea for labor.” 

“It’s very good,” Charlie Greenwaldt (‘27) said of daylight savings. “It makes us wanna do more things.”

It would seem that a majority feel negatively about daylight savings and none surveyed had a clue that the bill was a thing. The bill in lots of people’s eyes is something that should have happened a long time ago and hopefully will cause stress levels to lower, and possibly a lower amount of people suffering from depression.

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