Last week, on October 1, 2017, the deadliest shooting massacre in modern United States history took place in Las Vegas. Devastatingly, 58 innocent lives were taken at Route 91, a country music concert at an outdoor pavilion. The next day, Monday October 2, 2017, University of Southern California police sent out an alert around noon […]Read More You Could Be A Victim In The Next Mass Shooting
Before leaving Raleigh in early July, I made sure to have a photoshoot to commemorate leaving the place I called home for the first 18 (19, if you count the one year I spent back in Raleigh after college) years of my life. Raleigh, to me, is still one of the best cities to have […]Read More My Ode to Raleigh
This picture speaks for itself. Yesterday, it was unbearably crowded. As I held my breath for what felt like forever, I thought to myself: something’s got to give. When I first arrived to LA 37 days ago, I thought the metro was super convenient, quick, easy, and would save me the stress of being stuck […]Read More Why I Hate The Metro
Well guys, it’s officially been a week–actually, more like 11 days because I’m a procrastinator and am just now sitting down long enough to write–since I left good ol’ North Carolina and moved to LA! Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would become an LA girl. I kid you not, growing […]Read More I have arrived!!!
Hello, and welcome to Switching Coasts! My name is Paula Ilonze, and I started this blog because I am an East Coaster, born and raised in North Carolina, and decided on a whim to switch coasts and move to Los Angeles, California. I am beyond excited to obtain my master’s in journalism from the University […]Read More Hey there!