About Ashley Tedesco

Ashley is a senior at Fordham University studying journalism, creative writing and Jewish studies. She was raised Catholic and has only recently begun getting in touch with her "Jewish roots." She currently serves as editor of the Fordham Observer blog, The Observatory, but her claim to fame is still as a former Jewcy editorial intern.

When not ending up in every new Jewcy headquarters, she can be found hanging out in the RA on duty office, crocheting, or taking 8 hour naps in mid-afternoon.

Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/_ashleylauren.


Jewcy Zeitgeist: U.N. to Avoid Future Racism Conferences, Beyoncé Not Tone Deaf, and Disabled Michigan Girl Found Dead

By April 23, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced that the Obama administration will not tolerate any Palestinian government that does not recognize the right of Israel to exist. After the goings-on at Durban II, … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Freddie Mac Exec Hangs, Maine to Support Gay Marriage, and Turbulence Causes Paralysis

By April 22, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: The acting CFO of Freddie Mac was found dead in his Vienna, Virginia home this morning, the victim of an apparent suicide by hanging. The battle between Miss California and Perez Hilton rages on … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Murder-Suicide Shocks Many, Ahmadinejad Calls Israel Racist, and Craig’s List Killer Arrested

By April 21, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Today, Israel and Jews throughout the diaspora observe Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. An apparent murder-suicide has left a New York family of four dead in Maryland. It is unclear which of the family members is … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: 47-Year-Old Virgin Offered Porn Star Status and Mysterious Death of 21 Polo Horses

By April 20, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: A new report says that two Al-Qaeda prisoners underwent waterboarding by the CIA 266 times in the summer of 2002. Waterboarding has been deemed illegal torture by top members of the Obama administration. … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Rape Law Changed, Kutcher Takes Twitter, and Texas Threatens to Secede

By April 17, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Afghanistan is in the process of changing its controversial "rape law" after weeks of protest. Russia has ended its counter-terrorism operation on Chechnya after ten years. This means the withdrawal of over 20,000 troops from … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: United Air Overcharges Overweight, Fiji Economy Near Collapse, and Former Beatle Gets Walk of Fame Star

By April 15, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: In what is believed to be the first women’s rights protest in Afghan history, women demonstrated against the "marital rape law" in Kabul. Many of them were spat on and stoned. New York … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: North Korea Restores Nukes, Vatican Vetoes Ambassadors, and China Protects Civil Liberties

By April 14, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: After boycotting talks and protesting the UN Security Council’s desire to ground rockets, North Korea has vowed to restore all of its nuclear facilities. President Obama is still refraining from attending the international anti-racism … Read More

Busting the Bagels and Dreidels Myth: “Judaism is Cool”

By April 13, 2009

As a new Jew, eager to learn and identify, I am so lucky to have so many people who are willing to help, each in their own way. One wonderful family friend sends me frequent emails when she comes across … Read More