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Beloit YAF chair discusses past, upcoming speakers

The Round Table sat down with Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) Chair Andrew Collins’20 to discuss the speakers they have brought and are planning to bring to campus. There has been disagreement in the campus community about whether or not some of these speakers should

Huawei addresses U.S. media in ad campaign

In an attempt to repair its damaged image in the United States, Chinese telecom company Huawei took out a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. The ad is a self-described “open letter to the U.S. media” written as an invitation to readers

What does Trump’s national emergency mean?

President Donald Trump followed through on his promise to declare a “national emergency” in order to bypass Congress and secure funding for the construction of a border wall. In building a border wall, the president likely hopes to rally support from his base and paint

China and the remaking of the internet

This article was originally printed in the Feb. 4, 2019 issue of The Round Table.  The internet is being remade, but in whose image? Huawei, China’s leading telecommunications company, is building an extensive fifth generation (5G) network in partnership with countries all over the world.

Earnest “Shitposiums” celebrate pet-passions

The air in the lecture hall was heavy with the smell of Domino’s pizza. It was 5:00 p.m. and a group of students had gathered in the tiered rows of Science Center 150. Munching politely on pizza and other snacks, including mac and cheese, pretzels

The Crisis of Our Century

Sunday marked the 100-year anniversary of the grinding conclusion of World War I. The First World War was a human catastrophe. It upended everything the Western world had come to believe. It was a mindless, mechanical, and meaningless war that swallowed an entire generation and

Artificially Intelligent Physicist Has Monumental Implications

The Department of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) released a report announcing plans for an artificially intelligent physicist. The report, written by Tailin Wu and Max Tegmark, published on November 6, details plans for an AI Physicist capable of learning and storing

Anti-Semitism: Progressive America’s Blindspot

Just as Shabbat services began, on Saturday, October 22 at the Tree of Life synagogue, in Pittsburgh, PA,  Robert Bowers, 46, stormed the building and committed the most heinous anti-Semitic attack in America’s history. The attack took the lives of 11 members of the historic

Artificial Intelligence and the U.S-China Tech Duopoly

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the most significant technological development of our century. Its applications are broad and its effects profound. AI technologies are poised to wipe out an unprecedented 40 percent of all human jobs, and will usher in a flush of innovations, complications and

New Beloit club advocates criminal justice reform

The United States is still the best in the world at incarcerating their own population. The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, even when compared to larger, and even more totalitarian nations. While the prison population has decreased over the past