python read csv into array

import csv 

items = []

with open('file.csv') as csvfile:    
	csvReader = csv.reader(csvfile)    
	for row in csvReader:        

Here is what the above code is Doing:
1. We open the file using the open() function.
2. We create a CSV reader using the csv.reader() function.
3. We loop through each row in the reader using a for loop.
4. We append the first element of each row to the items list.
5. We print the items list.