The International Changemaker

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The International Changemaker

The International Changemaker

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...

Promotional poster for the Life Drive blood donation event, organized by EF Academy Community Club in collaboration with the American Red Cross.

Life Drive: Community Club Hosts First Blood Drive at EF Academy

Daria Kalinichenko, Reporter April 16, 2024

The EF Academy Community Club is hosting a life drive on April 17th, from 8 am until the end of the school day. This event, organized in collaboration with the American Red Cross, will take place in classrooms...

Members of the MUN club on a 4-day trip to a conference in New York from November 16 to 18, 2023.

Model United Nations Club: Recruits New Students for the Spring Semester

Daria Kalinichenko, Reporter February 6, 2024

Attention, EF Academy Pasadena students! The Model United Nations (MUN) Club is actively recruiting new members for the Spring semester. This opportunity is open to everyone, especially those interested...

Akito tossing the ball into the basket just right before he injured his ankles. December 7th, 2023.

Two Injuries and a Tough Loss to Rosemead

Jimmy Tsai, Reporter December 8, 2023

With winter break less than a week away, the EF Academy Boys’ Basketball team hosted their second-to-last home game before the end of this semester on December 7th. From having two starters injured to...

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...

Olivia, as Agnes and other cast members during the play, in Boston Court Theater. December 1st, 2023.

Curtains Up On EF Academy’s First Theatre Production!

Makar Kraev, Reporter December 8, 2023

“She Kills Monster,” an EF Academy Theater Production, premiered on November 29th at the Boston Court Theater. The plot of the play is concentrated around family bonds, teenage difficulties, and discovering...

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...

Picture of the rollerblading track

1001 Things To Do on The Weekend at EF Academy

Lou Malard, Reporter December 7, 2023

Every weekend on the EF Academy Campus, Miss Kaitlyn organizes different types of activities for the students to have fun outside the Campus, which they can find on the Orah application. For Thanksgiving,...

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,...

EF students put their hands in, April 2023. Photograph by Campbell Brewer.

Breaking Barriers: EF Academy Pasadena Changes Dorm Policies Because of Student Advocacy

Daria Kalinichenko, Reporter November 27, 2023

In an exciting development, EF Academy Pasadena has recently made significant changes to its school policies, specifically regarding visitation hours in the dorms. Previously, students of different genders...

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