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: Presidents and Books and Book Deals, Oh My!

By March 19, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: The U.S. Army is cutting back its "stop-loss" program, which forces some soldiers on extended tours of duty, after record numbers of soldiers have been required to stay on in the military … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Pope Causes More Controversy, Madoff Accountant Turns Himself In, and White House Teleprompter Woes

By March 18, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: The Austrian man accused of keeping his daughter locked up for 24 years and repeatedly raping her has plead guilty to all charges. Josef Fritzl is 73 and fathered his daughter’s seven … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Richardson Suffers Severe Injury, No-Go on Extended Unemployment in CA, and Dollar Slips Against Euro

By March 17, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: After months of pressure from the opposition, Madagascar’s president is expected to resign, handing off power to the military. California’s Senate Republicans have defeated a bill that would have provided 20 additional weeks of … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Obama Takes Leno, Vermont Debates Gay Marriage, and Lieberman to Become Foreign Minister

By March 16, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Lawmakers in Vermont are beginning hearings this week to legalize gay marriage. Currently, gay couples can only legally wed in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Avigdor Lieberman is on track to become Israel’s next foreign … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Japan Threatens North Korea, Obama Optimistic About Economy, and Sears Tower Gets New Name

By March 13, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Japan has threatened that it may shoot down a North Korean satellite that’s due to launch next month. After three strong days on Wall Street, President Obama says he is "highly optimistic" about the economy. H. … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: New New Facebook, Warnings of School Shooting Emerge, and Shoe-Thrower Jailed

By March 12, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: The German gunman who opened fire on his secondary school reportedly warned of his attack in an online chat room the night before, saying, "everybody is laughing at me." Facebook has launched another new … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Apple Releases Talking iPod, Space Urine to be Recycled, and Political Shoe Hurling Becomes Sport

By March 11, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: A shooting rampage in southern Germany has left 17 dead, including 14 secondary school students and the gunman. The 17-year-old gunman opened fire on the school just after 9:30 a.m. and then drove … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Gere Guns for Tibetan Leaders, Oprah Finally Shares Magazine Cover, and YouTube Blocks U.K. Music Videos

By March 10, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:   Iran has announced that its nuclear plant will be up and running by August 22.  Richard Gere, Buddhist actor-activist, was in Washington to lobby for Congressional support of Tibet, saying that, in … Read More