The International Changemaker

The Student News Site of EF Academy

The International Changemaker

The International Changemaker

Guava, the EF Therapy Dog with students outside of the dorms.

EF Academy’s Therapy Dog, Guava

Hannah Lunkewitz, Reporter April 16, 2024

Guava is a female Black lab and golden retriever mix therapy dog, who works here on the EF Academy campus. She belongs to Ms. Collat, who teaches psychology and works as a part-time therapist on campus....

EF Academy Pasadena International High School Launches Free Bike Rental Program

EF Academy Pasadena International High School Launches Free Bike Rental Program

Tristan Lo Conte, Reporter April 16, 2024

In a move towards sustainable mobility, EF’s signature program Innovation & Impact, has given the green light to a project initiated by three residential students, Pedro, Kajsa, and Tilak The project...

Inside Of Pasadena Antique Warehouse

Pasadena Antique Warehouse: A Blast From The Past

Khristian Mikhnov, Reporter April 16, 2024

On 1609 East Washington Blvd on the corner between The George and Burrito Express lies a unique shop that will leave you stunned and regretting that you did not come in sooner. Pasadena Antique Warehouse...

An advertisement poster, made for the premiere of The Last of Us shows release, January 15, 2023. Featuring main actors Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey.

The Last of Us: How a Fungi Replaced Humans

Makar Kraev, Reporter February 6, 2024

Being one of the most streamed post-apocalyptic series, The Last Of Us (2023) is based on a PlayStation Exclusive game released in 2013. The Last Of Us features the challenging adventure of a man and a...

Russell Crowe, Djimon Hounsou, Ralf Moeller in Gladiator 2000.

Gladiator Rises Above

Tristan Lo Conte, Reporter February 2, 2024

Gladiator is an epic film that takes you back to ancient Rome, where brave warriors fought in grand arenas. Released in 2000, directed by Ridley Scott, the movie stars Russell Crowe in the leading role. The...

Dr. Jian Irish visits EF Academy. December 1st, 2023.

Women-in-STEAM Leader Inspires EF Students

Hannah Lunkewitz, Reporter December 8, 2023

Last week, Jian Irish, President/COO of Metagenomi, a leading biopharmaceutical company, visited EF Academy to talk to all students about her career and give students advice about achieving success regardless...

Gaspar and Makar enjoy decorating the tree at Dr. M.s house. November 24th, 2023.

Tree Trimming & Hot Chocolate: Christmas party at Dr. M’s house

Gaspar Cosmen Suarez, Reporter December 8, 2023

On Saturday 24th of November EF students had the opportunity to decorate a huge 2-meter Christmas Tree with the pleasant company of their friends at the home of Dr. Mingarelli, the head of school. November...

Willow Hazel Washburn back at the house from the hospital, November 2023.

New Autumn Baby Joins The EF Academy Community

Tiffany Trinh, Reporter December 7, 2023

Willow Hazel Washburn was born a healthy 8.3 pounds (3.7kg) baby on the morning of Friday 27th of October. Mrs. Clapp, Mrs. Washburn’s close friend, and Mr. Washburn shared that both Mrs. Washburn...

Dean Sean, Daniel, Tilak, and Tiffany donate toys at Dr. M.s coco and cookies event. December 7th, 2023.

Toy Drive at EF Academy Pasadena: Spreading Christmas Cheer to Those in Need

Daria Kalinichenko, Reporter December 6, 2023

EF Academy Pasadena is excited to announce its annual Christmas Toy Drive, organized by the Community Service Club in collaboration with the Pasadena Fire Department. This heartwarming initiative aims...

Pooki sticks out his tounge. Fall 2023.

Pooki Loves EF’s New Pet Policy

Hannah Lunkewitz, Reporter December 5, 2023

This year EF Academy has changed the rules to allow pets on campus for staff. As a result, a lot of staff have chosen to get pets. Last year staff were not permitted to have pets on campus, but this year,...

Entrance of the Be Pilates studio, on E Washington Street, November 3, 2023. Photo by Daria Kalinichenko.

Be Pilates Studio Seeks to Unlock your Mind-Body Connection

Daria Kalinichenko and Makar Kraev November 9, 2023

Be Pilates Studio in Pasadena, California is a haven for individuals seeking mind-body connection and wellness through pilates classes of varying fitness levels. Founded by Ida Keshishyan, the studio is...

Octavia’s Bookshelf, front window November 3, 2023. Photo by Tiffany Trinh.

Octavia’s Bookshelf Brings the Dream of a BIPOC-Focused Bookstore to Life

Tiffany Trinh and Tristan Lo Conte November 9, 2023

On E. Washington Blvd, just about seven minutes away walking away from EF Academy, there is a small bookstore with a variety of unique types of books, Octavia’s Bookshelf. According to Kiki, the manager...

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