Joanne Beard's The Fourth State Of Matters

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Personal Statement: It happened when I was a first-semester senior in high school. I do not remember the exact day, time, or what the weather was like, but I remember the moment. I gripped the over-annotated, photocopied packet in my eager fingers so that my sweaty fingers made print marks on the black speckled page. And I read. I cried. And my dream changed. Before reading “The Fourth State of Matter”, a New Yorker personal history piece by Joanne Beard, I decided I wanted to be a writer, specifically a journalist. I wrote countless sports articles for our high school newspaper, The Crimson Sun, and by my junior year I was the editor of the Sports and Advertisement sections. However, a little over halfway through Beard’s piece, the

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