Connor Layden

Connor Layden

Connor Layden recently graduated from Mira Costa High School, where he worked on the school newspaper, La Vista, as the Executive Video Editor. He writes columns/reviews and produces video for the Los Angeles Times High School Insider. He's an avid fan of the First Amendment, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Chipotle. He will attend Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in the fall.
Meadows Elementary: The Alumni

Meadows Elementary: The Alumni

  During this time in the academic year, students across Southern California are graduating from their respective high schools. It is a time of unrestricted jubilance and serious reflection. Who and what do high school graduates credit their success toward?...

The Horseshoe: 2015’s best tracks

The Horseshoe: 2015’s best tracks

Connor Layden’s Picks 1) Kendrick Lamar - “The Blacker the Berry”, To Pimp A Butterfly When I first heard this song, I was blown away. Kendrick never fails to come out of nowhere and drop a song that rattles the hip-hop, no, the music world. Every lyric is filled to...

Teens of LA: Mira Costa High School

Teens of LA: Mira Costa High School

"This month I was finally able to start this organization that I've been trying very hard to create for a while now. It's called Wish Forward and I'm really excited because it's been approved to launch by Make a Wish. Wish Forward is a group of Wish kids and their...

Meadows Elementary: The Alumni

Column: The Horseshoe — cherish the moment

It’s really quite surreal. Over three and a half years of my high school experience has passed, with the remaining month and a half soon approaching. From every awful haircut, tacky clothing style, and experimental choice of footwear, it has been an astounding...

Mustang Tracks: Generations of Tweedy

A boyish grin adorns the high-cheekboned face. Tall and a bit lanky, his attention is quietly commanded. Unkempt, chestnut colored hair, like of a child’s bedhead, lies tousled on his...

TPAB Review: Kendrick Lamar’s Saving Grace

TPAB Review: Kendrick Lamar’s Saving Grace

  With his earth-shattering verse on “Control,” he seized the attention of every single artist by the scruff of the neck. Ruthlessly truthful, his words resonated in the heads of listeners. Once the message was sent, he dropped the artists from the clutches of...