More like 'Apocalypse Snow'...After discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on Earth.

We guess it doesn’t get much more straightforward than that. The massive Mid-Atlantic blizzard that has forced the capital and surrounding areas to a grinding halt has been compound-worded with the end of days–and  if the president says it, then you know it’s got to be true.

You thought the weather in Berkeley has been crappy. What with that dirty tease of a sun and all that awful sprinkling? Try trudging through two feet of snow to Crossroads, which might be closed anyway because workers can’t get there, leaving you stranded food-less in your frozen jammies. Ugh. Well, at least all those East Coast schools don’t have to worry that their entire campus will collapse at any moment in an earthquake. There’s always that for us, right?

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How Are Colleges Faring in Mid-Atlantic Blizzard of 2010? [The Ticker]
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Um, of course you do. So get your butt on BART this Friday morning sometime between 6 and 9 a.m. because that’s when they’ll be giving riders free Ghirardelli Luxe Milk Almond Chocolates, along with coupons, which we assume will lead to more chocolate.

You can pick up your goodies at several of the higher-traffic stations, including the Downtown Berkeley station. Hopefully this will make the pissed off commuters who can’t drive over the Bay Bridge a little less vicious. Yeah, in case you haven’t heard about it yet, the Bay Bridge will be closed starting this Thursday at 8 p.m. until Tuesday at 5 p.m. Heads up.

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BART Thanks Riders With Free Ghirardelli Chocolate on Friday [SFist]
Bay Bridge Closure [Bay Bridge Info]

The bad economy strikes again! Did you hear about the 600 “underperforming” U.S. Starbucks Coffee stores that are set to close sometime in the near future? Well, one of them is the Shattuck Avenue and Cedar Street branch, which isn’t really a big deal for students whose life depends on caramel macchiatos. The perpetually caffeinated student will still have the Starbucks at Oxford and Center Streets, thank goodness. Berkeley Hills yuppies and their ubiquitous three-wheeled strollers, however, must travel a little farther for their cup of corporate java.

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