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How to Catch a Catfish

Looking back, Bridget Cardno said she suspected it.  Online dating was easier for her due to her shyness, and she said the person she was talking to was “sweet.” Going to the lake and hanging out, she wanted a long-term relationship, and she said she thought the person she was interacting with was a good guy.

Fourth-year journalism major and Ball State Daily News editor-in-chief Elissa Maudlin poses for a photo in front of the David Owsley Museum of Art April 22. Jacy Bradley, DN

How I found myself through journalism

Needless to say, there were difficult moments and times when, with tears, I had to dig deep and learn to believe in myself. It was in those moments, as well as the joyful moments, where I saw glimpses of the person I was at my core again. It was because of these moments that I am beginning to feel like myself again.

Abbi Mastagh poses for a photo in her MiddleTown Property Group rental April 18. Jacy Bradley, DN

Tenants raise concerns about property management company

The three tenants didn’t know one another. Canaday, Cameron and Mastagh didn’t live in the same apartment building, and the severity of their problems were different. But their situations were connected. They are among dozens of people who rented from the same property management company — MiddleTown Property Group — and they are among dozens of people who have had problems.

A jammer from Cornfed Roller Derby All-Stars makes her way around the circle Feb. 18. There is one jammer from each team during each jam, or round, of roller derby. Elissa Maudlin, DN.

Cornfed Roller Derby All-Stars defeat Rockford Rage Roller Derby at home

The wheels of skates scratch the hard flooring of the Delaware County Fairgrounds Memorial Building. Whistles blow from the referees, often shouting things to the players. Bodies push, collide and fall abruptly to the ground with a sharp thud. The crowd cheers and grimaces. The Cornfed Roller Derby All-Stars played Rockford Rage Roller Derby on Feb. 18. Cornfed maintained a steady win against Rockford throughout the bout in a game of high-speed skating, shoving and scoring.

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