Indiana University Basketball Coach Calls A #Timeout2Vote For IU Dance Marathon

Indiana University Basketball Coach Calls A #Timeout2Vote For IU Dance Marathon

Indiana University basketball coach Archie Miller chooses IU Dance Marathon as his charity of choice to support in the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge.

Indiana University basketball coach, Archie Miller, chooses IU Dance Marathon as his charity of choice to support in the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge. For this challenge, 48 top men’s college baseball coaches are chosen to compete and get support from their fans to help raise money for a charity of their choice. This challenge tipped off on January 2nd and will continue for four rounds until only one coach with the most votes remains. The winning coach wins a grand prize of $100,000 donated to their charity of choice by Infiniti USA.

Hoosier fans are voting to keep Archie Miller in the top 16 coaches. Miller is currently in 6th place with 4% of the total votes. Every time Coach Miller advances to the next round, IUDM will be awarded a donation to add to the 2018 marathon total. Round two voting ends February 11th.

IUDM is the second-largest student-run philanthropy in the world, having raised over $28 million for Riley Children’s Hospital since its beginning in November of 1991. Over 3,000 IU students stand for 36 hours to raise money, awareness, and support for the kids being treated at Riley Children’s Hospital. This past year in 2017 IUDM raised $4.2 million and they plan on raising even more with the help of student donations and campaigns such as the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge.

You can vote by going to and clicking on your favorite coach. You can’t vote from the same browser more than once a day but if you go into Safari, Chrome, Firefox, etc. it will all count as separate votes. Clicking on links from Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat also count as separate votes. You can vote on Twitter too, by tweeting out both #Timeout2Vote and #CoachArchieMiller. You can vote in Instagram by posting a photo of you making a timeout symbol with your hands and use the hashtags.

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When You Give A Girl A Dad

You give her everything

They say that any male can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad. That dads are just the people that created the child, so to speak, but rather, dads raise their children to be the best they can be. Further, when you give a little girl a dad, you give her much more than a father; you give her the world in one man.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a rock.

Life is tough, and life is constantly changing directions and route. In a world that's never not moving, a girl needs something stable. She needs something that won't let her be alone; someone that's going to be there when life is going great, and someone who is going to be there for her when life is everything but ideal. Dads don't give up on this daughters, they never will.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a role model.

If we never had someone to look up to, we would never have someone to strive to be. When you give a little girl someone to look up to, you give her someone to be. We copy their mannerisms, we copy their habits, and we copy their work ethic. Little girls need someone to show them the world, so that they can create their own.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her the first boy she will ever love.

And I'm not really sure someone will ever be better than him either. He's the first guy to take your heart, and every person you love after him is just a comparison to his endless, unmatchable love. He shows you your worth, and he shows you what your should be treated like: a princess.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her someone to make proud.

After every softball game, soccer tournament, cheerleading competition, etc., you can find every little girl looking up to their dads for their approval. Later in life, they look to their dad with their grades, internships, and little accomplishments. Dads are the reason we try so hard to be the best we can be. Dads raised us to be the very best at whatever we chose to do, and they were there to support you through everything. They are the hardest critics, but they are always your biggest fans.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a credit card.

It's completely true. Dads are the reason we have the things we have, thank the Lord. He's the best to shop with too, since he usually remains outside the store the entire time till he is summoned in to forge the bill. All seriousness, they always give their little girls more than they give themselves, and that's something we love so much about you.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a shoulder to cry on.

When you fell down and cut yourself, your mom looked at you and told you to suck it up. But your dad, on the other hand, got down on the ground with you, and he let you cry. Then later on, when you made a mistake, or broke up with a boy, or just got sad, he was there to dry your tears and tell you everything was going to be okay, especially when you thought the world was crashing down. He will always be there to tell you everything is going to be okay, even when they don't know if everything is going to be okay. That's his job.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a lifelong best friend.

My dad was my first best friend, and he will be my last. He's stood by me when times got tough, he carried me when I just couldn't do it anymore, and he yelled at me when I deserved it; but the one thing he has never done was give up on me. He will always be the first person I tell good news to, and the last person I ever want to disappoint. He's everything I could ever want in a best friend and more.

Dads are something out of a fairytale. They are your prince charming, your knight in shinny amour, and your fairy godfather. Dads are the reasons we are the people we are today; something that a million "thank you"' will never be enough for.

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This Is Where Twitter Goes Wrong With Their Alex Jones' Decision

Twitter's CEO did not take an apolitical stance but an immoral one.


Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey released a statement defending his decision to not ban Alex Jones or Infowars. Dorsey stated Jones "hasn't violated our rules" and they want to remain "impartial[ly] regardless of political viewpoints." However, Dorsey's statement falls short with both points.

Twitter's hateful conduct policy includes not allowing "promoting violence against other people." This includes "wishes for the physical harm of individuals or groups" or "behavior that incites fear about a protected group." Yet Jones and his followers have consistently threatened the families of the Sandy Hook shooting. One family has had to move close to six times and it is not safe for them to go to their child's grave anymore. Does Dorsey not consider this "inciting fear." Just recently, he threatened Robert Mueller during his show and said that he was "a demon I will take down." Dorsey's position that Jones has not violated Twitter guidelines is an outright lie and says just as much of their willingness to profit off of possible new Twitter users and their blatant insincerity in following their own guidelines.

Secondly, Dorsey conflates censoring Jones with censoring certain political ideas which is extremely problematic. People want Jones banned from social media because he has used his platform to spread malicious misinformation and threaten others not because he's conservative. By Jones using Twitter he is creating an open platform for his overzealous followers to hype each other up and attempt to follow through on his threats like when the Pizzagate scandal occurred where one of Jones's fans took an AR-15 into a restaurant because he believed Jones when he said Hillary Clinton hosted a pedophile ring there. This is not a conservative or a Republican viewpoint.

Twitter's decision to not ban Alex Jones is not an apolitical one but an immoral one.

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