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: Wacky Weather, School Shootings, and Church Takes Twitter

By April 10, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Wacky weather is running rampant in the middle of the country. A severe storm caused fires from Oklahoma to Texas, killing two in Texas. The storm also caused a tornado in Kansas that killed … Read More

Kosher for Easter: The Plight of the Italian-American Jewess

By April 8, 2009

So I’m a new Jew. I was raised Roman Catholic by an Italian mother from North Jersey – I was fed pasta in lieu of formula. When it comes to the six main food groups, the three most important are … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: More Shoe Throwing, Vermont Legalizes Gay Marriage, and “House” Star Moves to White House

By April 7, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Shoe-throwing has become a trend in journalist-government official relations, as an angry Sikh journalist hurled his sneaker at India’s top security official, House Minister Palaniappian Chidambaram. The man was apparently upset over anti-Sikh … Read More

Oy, Enough With the Jew Jokes Already!

By April 7, 2009

When I decided to embrace my Jewish roots, however short and stubby, I had no hesitation. My mother always said, "Just wait to see who you marry first!" as though my love life – or lack thereof - should have some bearing on … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Earthquake Hits Italy, Underwood Sweeps CMAs, and Man Tries to Beat Demons Out of Son

By April 6, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: An earthquake has hit Italy, leaving at least 92 dead and over 1500 wounded. The earthquake – with a magnitude of 6.3 – hit the city center of L’Aquila, northeast of Rome. Tents … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Unemployment Breaks Records, Madonna Adoption Rejected, and Iowa Approves Gay Marriage

By April 3, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: U.S. unemployment has hit a 25-year high, reaching 8.5 percent for the month of March. This is an increase of .4 percent since February. The new Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak, took office … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Blagojevich to Be Indicted, Wolverine Leaked, and Boy Killed by Axe

By April 2, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: After 10 weeks in captivity, one of the three Red Cross hostages has been released in the Philippines. Two others remain in "jungle captivity" by militants linked to al-Qaida. Former Illinois Governor Rod … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: New NATO Nations, Accidental Acceptances, and Google Gets Goofy

By April 1, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: A helicopter carrying 16 people from an offshore oil rig has crashed into the North Sea. A rescue mission is now underway. The first round of economic stimulus money from the Obama … Read More