Take another look at the original sentence:

Fighting the urge to crawl under her desk, Adriana looked at the clock, there was still a half hour left of class, more than enough time to do her poorly prepared, ten-minute speech.

You chose to fix it the correct way:

Fighting the urge to crawl under her desk, Adriana looked at the clock; there was still a half hour left of class, more than enough time to do her poorly prepared, ten-minute speech.

Adriana looked at the clock is a main clause. There was still a half hour left of class is the second main clause. A semicolon is a good choice for joining two main clauses that are closely related in meaning.

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