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Day Light Savings

As 2024 goes on and the weather starts getting warmer, this means we get closer to having longer days which is referred to as Daylight Savings Time. 

Daylight Savings Time will start on the second Sunday of March and will land on March 10th this year. This means that we will lose one hour of sleep. The sunset will be one to two hours later than it usually is. 

Daylight Savings tends to make individuals feel safer in the afternoon when going on their daily walks or clocking out from work alone which can feel scary to some individuals. The later sunset can help the individuals feel more secure being on their own due to the sunlight. 

Daylights Savings can also motivate individuals to be more active. With more sun they can feel motivated to go play a sport outside with their friends or just work out in general outside. 

“I love Daylights Saving because it makes me feel safer getting out of work. I work at Target, and I’m typically always scheduled to start in the afternoon which means clocking out late in the afternoon or even at night. So, with Daylight Savings I won’t be paranoid while walking to my car,” Ariana Galvez stated when asked about her feelings on Daylights Saving beginning. 

 “I like Daylights Saving Time because I can play with my little sister outside for longer now. I would constantly get asked if we could go outside to play but I would always have to tell her it’s not safe since it’s pitch-black outside,” Jessica Martinez shared when asked what she was most excited about. 

Although many people are excited about having longer days, not everyone is. 

“I like being done with my day at 6pm and it being dark outside early since I’m not an outside person at all, my days already feel long as is I am not excited about the extra sunlight at all,” stated Fernando Reyes when asked how he felt about Daylights Time. 

With longer days and longer sunsets, this means summer is closer which can be something people will look forward to. 

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Noemi Martinez Garnica
Noemi Martinez was born on May 18th, 2006, and is a senior attending Tracy High School. Martinez was born into a family of six. She is the youngest of four siblings, who all graduated from Tracy High. Martinez has lived on a ranch her entire life and grew up riding her dad’s horses. She is active, participating in dance and gymnastics. Martinez decided to try gymnastics after being influenced by gymnasts on social media. In her future, Martinez wants to get into the medical field and major in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The top schools that she wants to pursue are UCSD and UC Irvine. She plans on permanently moving to San Diego in the future.

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