At Villanova, we believe that it is our similarities that make us strong, but our differences that make us stronger. Please tell us about a relationship that you have with someone who is different from you and how that has changed who you are today

In the midst of boredom during a third period lull, I glanced around the room, searching for something that would intrigue me. Sitting at a desk in the corner of the room rapidly typing into his laptop was a senior named Sebastian, whom I really didn’t know at the time. I decided to go over and take a peek. Sebastian was a student who was always typing away on his computer whenever he could get the chance. As someone who was only passionate about sports I believed that Sebastian and I could never be friends and at most, just classmates.

All I saw was him doing was typing a bunch of random letters and numbers line by line. After 15 minutes of watching him do this, he clicked a few more things and began playing a 2D first-person shooter game. Amazed, I asked him if he had created this. He nodded. As soon as I got home, I searched computer science on YouTube and a TED Talk entitled “Computer Science is For Everyone.” I began watching countless of videos on the subject matter and the next day in class I got up the courage to ask Sebastian if he could help teach me how to code. With a warm smile, he nodded and told me to take a seat next to him.

Sebastian showed me all the websites, books, blogs, and videos he had used in learning...

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