Articles by Jonathan Hielkema

Jonathan Hielkema

Jonathan Hielkema is a Chimes staff writer for Chimes for the 2013-2014 school year. He prefers to write about any and all of his main interests, which include jazz music, leftist politics, religion, film and gadgets. He is a history major and a Japanese minor and plans to pursue a graduate school degree after graduation. Anything to keep him writing.

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Sleep cleanses the brain of toxins

Sleep is considered a universal need among humans, which has suggested that it serves some kind of vital purpose. That p...

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A&E staff hail their favorite Halloween and horror-themed movies

In honor of Halloween and the context of fright and terror that surrounds it, our arts and entertainment staff came up w...

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C/O Exist highlights Middle Eastern culture

Thursday, Oct. 17 was the kickoff day for a special campus event put together as a “love letter” to Middle Eastern c...

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Shad’s ‘Flying Colours’ loses momentum

Shad has always had a flare for quiet and ornate production, using plenty of acoustic and electric instrumentation in ad...

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What to do about the government shutdown

Students of a certain political persuasion will no doubt see truth in this prophecy: “The question of the state is now...

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Report says climate change hurting ocean life

A new report from the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) warns that human activity is accelerating...

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Appealing ‘Bones’ from CHVRCHES

Contemporary music culture of an accessibly underground sort, embodied in web formed by publications like Pitchfork, the...

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Melt Yourself Down’s intense debut impresses

Hailing from London, Melt Yourself Down is an ensemble dedicated to controlled chaos and music without borders. Led by s...

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Valve announces SteamOS

On Monday, Sept. 23, Valve announced the impending release of SteamOS, an operating system that will deliver the ability...

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Beautiful and metaphorical ‘Tsuritama’ impresses

“Tsuritama” is an animated show about fishing, but from that phrase alone we can infer that the scope of its subject...