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 Contest of the Week: “Growing Up At Grossinger’s” Autographed Book Giveaway

By February 10, 2009

Everyone dreams of living with perpetual room service and a staff at his or her beck and call. Tania Grossinger had the luxury of growing up with just that! Growing Up at Grossinger’s is Tania’s account of life at a Jewish resort in … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Octomom Releases Clinic Name, China Makes it Rain, and Starbucks Lures Customers with Combo Deals

By February 9, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:   Starbucks is introducing $3.95 breakfast combo deals next month in order to lure more people in. China fired cloud rockets into areas that have been hardest hit by the worst drought the nation … Read More

Yeshiva University Students Promote Jewish Leadership Abroad

By February 5, 2009

Yeshiva University sent thirty five college students to Israel in late January through their Center for the Jewish Future. There, students were divided into two groups and took part in a "seven-day interactive learning and community service program" by the … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Google Launches Additional Stalking Software, Britain Calls It a Depression, and Mother of Six Recruits Bombers

By February 4, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: In a startling comment, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced that he feels the world economy is facing a depression. For those who enjoy being stalked by family and friends, Google has launched Latitude, … Read More

Quandaries of a New Jew, or How I Got My Shiksa Flair

By February 2, 2009

My life has never fit ‘inside the box.’ One-word answers have almost never sufficed for any aspect thereof. So it’s no surprise that my religious beliefs don’t lend themselves to a succinct definition. My religious affiliation can perhaps best be … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: 867-5309 Back on the Charts, Snow Sweeps Britain, and Somalia Welcomes New President

By February 2, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:   Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, the official seasonal weatherman, saw his shadow this morning, indicating another six weeks of winter are headed in our direction.  Somalia welcomed a new moderate Islamist president, Sheikh Sharif Ahmed, … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Pope Not Anti-Semitic, Cloned Puppy Born, and Egypt Attacks Middle East

By January 28, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: New York’s new Senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, was sworn in yesterday and has hit the ground running. Egypt has expressed disapproval of Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah, accusing them of working together to spark conflict in Gaza … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Governor Skips Town, Thriller Takes Broadway, and Pope Welcomes Holocaust-Denier

By January 26, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Israel has offered to release over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for the safe return of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit.  Michael Jackson’s "Thriller" is on its way to becoming a new Broadway musical.  Illinois … Read More