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: Pistachios Recalled, Smashing Pumpkins Seek Drummer, and Boat Capsizes, Drowns 200

By March 31, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Unemployment has hit a three year high in Japan, reaching 4.4 percent in February. The rate of unemployment in the U.S. for February was 8.1 percent. Grocery company Kroger is recalling pistachios after arising concerns that … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Biden’s Daughter Snorts Coke and Green Day Debuts Punk Opera

By March 30, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Twenty are dead after gunmen attacked a Pakistani city with grenades and assault weapons. A new video has surfaced that claims to show Vice President Joe Biden’s daughter Ashley, a social worker, snorting cocaine. Green … Read More

Vatican Rededicates Boston Menorah in Effort to Mend Catholic-Jewish Relations

By March 26, 2009

In memory of Holocaust victims, Cardinal William Kasper, a top Vatican liaison to the Jewish people, rededicated a menorah at the Boston Archdiocese. He’s calling the menorah a reminder of "a common duty and a common responsibility" to promote peace among religions. … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Pirates Seize Tankers, Midwest Braces for Snow, and Madonna to Adopt (Another) Child

By March 26, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Pirates have seized two European tankers off the coast of Somalia since yesterday. President Obama hosted an on-line Town Hall, receiving questions from over 90,000 Web users. A Taliban suicide bomber has killed 11 in Pakistan … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: MTA Fare Hike, Korea Positions Missile, and Obama Outrage Over Commencement

By March 25, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Hillary Clinton is headed to Mexico to improve diplomatic relations as the nation explodes with drug cartel violence. The MTA board is expected to approve the "doomsday budget," a move that will cut service and … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Beached Whales, Same-Sex Marriage Approval, and Dalai Lama Banned

By March 24, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: An international Peace Summit in South Africa has been postponed after the Dalai Lama was refused a visa to attend. Vermont’s senate judiciary committee has approved a same-sex marriage bill. If it passes in … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Boy Dies After Being Tased, MIA Names Baby Ikhyd, and Netanyahu Plans Coalition Government

By March 23, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: The ultra-Orthodox Shas party has joined in the coalition government in Israel under incoming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A 15-year-old Michigan boy has died after being tasered by police. The cops were allegedly trying … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Two Navy Ships Collide, Obamas Eat What They Grow, and Spring Arrives with Mixed Messages

By March 20, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Some Israeli soldiers are now saying that rabbis pushed for a "religious war" in Gaza. Fifteen U.S. sailors were mildly injured after two U.S. Naval vessels collided near Iran. A submarine is reported to have … Read More