Clog Report: Students forget about daylight saving time

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On Nov. 3, the clock struck 1 a.m. twice. This phenomenon was caused by the start of daylight saving time, in which clocks nationwide are set back one hour until the beginning of March.

In an unfortunate incident, devices that would typically automatically set the clock back one hour, such as smartphones and laptops, failed to do so. Coupled with the fact that the rest of the clocks must manually be set back, this occurrence proved to be disastrous to students.

Recent statistics show that almost 97% of all students missed or were late by an hour to their first classes Nov. 4. “I spent all of Sunday studying, so I never really paid attention to the time, and none of my friends had their clocks set back one hour either,” said sophomore Missy Deadline. “We all woke up on Monday like it was a regular day and went to classes. When I walked into my Time Management DeCal, there was nobody else there.”

There was a much higher attendance of classes later on in the day. “As time passed, more and more students were aware of the beginning of daylight saving time, so more and more students were able to make their noon and afternoon classes,” said UC Berkeley Caustic Committee member Dee Laid. “However, this still does not take away from the fact that so many classes and so much content was missed all at once.”

This event also brings to light students’ dependence on technology. Because of the simple fact that phones and laptops were unable to set the clock back one hour automatically, another day had to be taken away from review week. “If I were a student, I would take this moment to reflect back on the significance of technology in my life,” said Farc Misher.

“Back in my day, we used to wake up at one in the morning and reset all the sundials by hand so we could get up at the right time. Perhaps if students ditched their phones and laptops and tried their hand at the old-school way of doing things, they would not be in such a precarious situation.”

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