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Clocks Fall Back This Sunday, Remember?

Fall Back
This Sunday the clocks will "fall bacK' an hour./ Credit: Anna Thomas

“Looking forward to the extra hour of sleep,” Sonia Leslie said.

“No, I didn’t remember this year, just like all the other years. I just forgot about it,” Kessler Harris said.

“That’s really all it is for me: sleep,” Matt Glenn said.

“Well, I’m going to the Rams game this weekend so it’ll help me get there quicker,” David Hinrich said.

“I don’t think really it affects my life in anyway,” Eric Cottle said.

“I usually stay up later so I don’t actually get my extra hour of sleep,” Catie Byers said.

There was a spectrum of comments from Sonia Leslie, Kessler Harris, Matt Glenn, David Hinrich, Eric Cottle, and Catie Byers. But it all boiled down to a shrug of the shoulders, because it was just something Springfield was used to.

According to NASA, Daylight Saving Time has occurred since World War I, it became official when President Johnson signed an act for it, and the idea is credited to Benjamin Franklin. The whole concept is to better use daylight hours, but not everyone agrees.

States can make laws to opt out of Daylight Saving Time. Currently, Hawaii and Arizona don’t practice springing forward and falling back. Indiana didn’t either until 2006, but the state is still divided into two different time zones. Garrett Kelsay is bias against the time change.

“The evenings are kinda nice to have daylight but uh, and I’m from Arizona, so I’m kinda use to that where they don’t,” Kelsay said.

Automatic clocks will set back an hour at 2am on Sunday, but don’t forget to adjust the time on your microwave and the car.

For KSMU News, I’m Anna Thomas.