September 22, 2019

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An amazing year for the wrestling team -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

My Experience at the Women’s March -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

El Regreso Del Racismo -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Parkland Shooting -

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California Flu Crisis -

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‘Rapping’ Up the Grammy Awards -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marcus Peters traded to the Rams -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 Upcoming Movies -

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Upcoming Season of Baseball -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Black History Month -

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Black Panther Review -

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Destructive Culture of Social Media -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Badminton season launches into action! -

Friday, February 23, 2018

LimeBike Takes Over! -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

All Star Weekend Highlights -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chinese New Year Brought to SMHS -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Daylight Saving Saves Nothing

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Photo by Lane Mahoney and Jillian Osheroff

Daylight Saving Time. America and around 70 other countries participate, moving their clocks forward one hour in the spring and back one hour in the fall. But why do we do this?

It is a common misconception that it started as a way to benefit farmers so they could have more sunlight for their crops. Daylight Saving was originally brought up in 1885 by George Vernon Hudson, an entomologist from New Zealand. He wanted extra time after work to collect bugs. The first time Daylight Saving was even officially used was in April 1916 during World War I by Germany and Austria-Hungary to save coal.

Even though it was created to solve problems, Daylight Saving has just caused more of them. I find it confusing that 70 countries change their clocks while the rest stay the same. Just imagine two countries right next to each other, now with an added time difference. The time change ruins sleeping patterns, traveling, and much more. Studies have also shown that there is a rise in accidents after the time change. I especially feel bad for those who don’t know how to change the clocks on various devices in their home or in the car.

This year’s switch forward was especially painful for me. I was on my computer during the time change, but because I didn’t realize the time had jumped from two to three in the morning, I thought that my clocks hadn’t changed and that it was four in the morning instead. “Daylight Saving is hella bad. I hate riding my bike to school in the dark,” said Charlie Dray, sophomore. I’m honestly confused as to why we still follow this old event.

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