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: Kennedy OK, Senate Dawdles on Clinton, and Inauguration Day Breaks Records

By January 21, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:   United States internet traffic hit an all-time high as millions tuned in to online broadcasts of Obama’s inauguration. It’s that time of year: Girl Scout Cookies will be on sale from now through March … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Wyeth Dies, Boy George Locked Up for Tie-Down, Life on Mars, and Hitler Trial Postponed

By January 16, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:  Painter Andrew Wyeth has died at the age of 91. He was awarded the National Medal of the Arts by President George W. Bush in 2007 and was most famous for his work "Christina’s … Read More

Spike in Anti-Semitism Amidst Gaza War

By January 15, 2009

As the war goes on in Gaza, heightened tensions are sparking increased anti-Semitic threats and attacks around the world. Here are some that made headlines: Anti-Semitism Spikes in Britain According to TotallyJewish.com, eighty five individual incidents or threats have been … Read More

Children’s Lit Award Presented for Book About King and Heschel

By January 13, 2009

As Good As Anybody, a children’s book about the strong friendship between the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel was awarded the Sydney Taylor Award for Young Readers early this week. The book, subtitled "Martin Luther … Read More

Facebook Enters the Conflict in Gaza

By January 12, 2009

No media outlet is free from continuous updates about the goings on in Gaza — not even the social networking site, Facebook. According to the Jerusalem Post, Dan Peguine, a resident of Tel Aviv, created the program "QassamCount" as a … Read More