Who am I?


My name is Aaron Santa Cruz. I am 17 years old, and I reside in Missoula, MT, a city with about 74,000 people. In the past, I have grown up in much smaller towns (around 1,000 people). Anything in the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) field catches my eye. I have been studying computer science since 6th grade, and am now the programming lead on a FIRST FRC robotics team (the only one in Montana). The computer science program at my high school is exceptional, and I am currently enrolled in the last class of the computer…

~tts hello there!


Environment: Python3.7 on Raspberry Pi 3b+

To get started you need to run the following commands:

sudo pip3 install gtts && sudo pip3 install mutagen && sudo pip3 install discord.py[voice]

The first step is to import the packages you just installed.

I published these to provide examples


Question: Describe how you intend to combine your academic interests, collegiate extracurricular activities, and your own personal strengths towards your development as a scholar and a leader at Montana State University and beyond.

Answer: I have lived in many places throughout Montana, and have realized that there are very few opportunities to learn STEAM. However, since 6th grade, I have been extremely passionate about STEAM. Since then, I have completed the offered high school computer science classes. I have also taken college classes outside of middle and high school. In my free time, I…

Break Time

I wanted to say thanks for the support, and that I will be taking this week off. I will be writing when I get back though!


I promise it’s worth reading


“I thought that I was the only one.” said One. “Me too.” said Two. “We both thought wrong”. “When did it start for you?” said One. “It was a simple day, and I didn’t know what was happening. We both know what happend, we both lived it.” said Two. “I want to know exactly what happened. What did you have to survive?” said One. Two rolled its eyes and replied with, “Alright let us get started. You should also take a seat, as this is going to be a long story.” …

They’re a really cool duo


Lewis and Clark’s fascinating adventure presented Western America as viable land, as there was little to no information of Western America at that time. Lewis and Clark’s crew went through many distinct places, and took them many long years. However, they still ended up making it to the Pacific Ocean, and returned three years later. Most of Western America had not been explored, and their journey shed light into the west; they took very detailed notes along their journey. …

“I believe”


I believe that doing rather than wishing is what will get me places. I’ve done just that these past couple of years, and it seems to be working well. I set a goal I wish to achieve. But rather than sitting around waiting for luck, I am taking action to achieve that goal. I am taking initiative, and so far it has paid off.

I started taking action after I realized that my friends were going places, and I thought it was just luck. Maybe some of it was, but a lot of it was just taking action…

It’s terrible



Living under the poverty line can be harsh, but being discriminated because of it is even worse. History has repeated itself over the years and the issue of poverty has gotten a lot better. If people did something about it, crimes could be reduced and crimes amongst teens would also be reduced. People are being discriminated against by age, gender and race. According to an empirical test, poverty is defined as something that can affect you negatively “poverty is defined as a lack of economic resources that has negative social consequences” (Mood). …

What’s it hiding?


For the human race, technology is evolving much faster than we are. It is ruining us, making us dumber. We look up things we don’t know on Google. We remember the fact maybe for a little while and then it’s gone. We will then have to look it up again just to remember things. Technology is also eliminating the need for classrooms. We could learn all of the curriculum online. It even affects how we communicate with others. …

This is pretty cool

Alan Truing


Alan Turing is a very prominent figure in the realm of computer science. A number of his scientific findings and processes are still used today. Some of his revolutionary findings and processes previously had been criticized, but are now used in conjunction with other, more developed scientific findings and processes. Alan Turing’s inventions, findings, processes, and mathematical abilities have significantly shaped modern computer science to what it is today.

Alan Turing’s Life

Alan Turing was a very intelligent person, and that helped him develop many scientific findings that benefit computer science today. He attended a private boarding school, Sherborne…

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