Eclipse disappoints some, thrills others

High expectations fade with only partial blackout

Gazebo Photo by Rania Akbar
Sophomore Neely Shah has her sights set on the partial eclipse

The Great Stratford Eclipse of 2017 was met with mixed reviews Monday.

Students were appreciative of being dismissed from afternoon classes for 45 minutes, and were issued protective glasses to shield against the harmful rays.

Many, however, thought a 95.4 percent partial eclipse would bring more darkness would sweep across the campus.

Shadows of crescent-shaped moons could be seen across the ground, and crickets could be heard chirping as the sunlight faded, but the lights in the parking lot never came on.

The Gazebo staff captured images from the memorable day, the first coast-to-coast total eclipse in 99 years.