Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter in 1784 with the idea that if our country were to set our clocks forward one hour so that the sun will set later in the day, everyone would save on candles and lantern oil. Also, people would be able to work deeper into the evenings outside because it was brighter.
Fast forward to 2017 and approximately 81 countries change their clocks to daylight saving time (DST) around the world according to TimeAndDate.com. In 1966, Congress passed the Uniform Time Act, creating one specific times for Americans to change their clocks.
There seems to come a time every winter quarter where the dismal weather, flu season, and shorter days all seem to come together to form a perfect storm, often times when its least convenient for school schedules.
Unless you are a major skier or snowboarder, it can seem harder to find an escape from stress during this time of the year in Bellingham.
Every day it is too cold to go out and do something fun, it can seem like an excuse to stay in and watch Netflix, play video games, or mindlessly stare into your smartphone. Continue reading Letter from the Editor→
Last week, President Trump’s Executive Order to ban travel to the U.S. from citizens of seven different countries has led to protests at international ports all over the nation. In the same order, he put a 120-day ban on the U.S. Refugee Program, which will pause thousands of immigrants’ benefits and puts others at risk of losing work and student visas.
“I, Donald J. Trump, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Election day is today; the nation and world couldn’t be more anxiously awaiting the results of the election.
The media and voters have been consumed by the election of our president and vice president, and I’ve heard people claim they are abstaining from voting altogether, because they cannot support either the Republican nominee Donald Trump or the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.