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.


Doom, Gloom, and the Pew Research Center

By February 19, 2010

A quick glance at the newest studies coming from the Pew Research Center seem to be confirming what all of our Jewish grandmothers have bemoaned for longer than we can remember: the Millennial generation is perpetuating the death of the … Read More

How I Invented Jewish Studies at My Catholic University

By November 23, 2009

When I was applying to colleges three years ago, I had no intentions of becoming so invested in my own Jewishness. In fact, I was unawareI even had any Jewishness to call my own. So it’s no surprise that I … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: G-20 Summit Faces Protests, Kardashian to Wed, and Metal Detector Turns Up Treasure

By September 24, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:  The world is one step closer to being without nuclear weapons after the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution drafted by the U.S. Alleged dog-fighting has been exposed at a day-care … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Technology Takes Over, World’s Tallest Man Looking for Love, and Chris Brown Cleans Up Horse Dung

By September 17, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown broke all one-day sales records with the release of his new book, "The Lost Symbol," selling over a million copies in the US, UK, and … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Indonesian Adulterers to be Stoned, France Telecom Suicide Epidemic, Obama Calls Kanye Jackass

By September 15, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:  The Iraqi journalist who notoriously threw a shoe at former President Bush has been welcomed home after nine months in prison. He says that while in prison he went through electric … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: DJ AM and OxyContin, Hubby Hubby Ice Cream, and Earthquake Shakes Jakarta

By September 2, 2009

I’m back! Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: A powerful earthquake shook Jakarta, Indonesia mid-afternoon, killing at least 25 people. The quake triggered landslides that buried homes, leaving at least 50 more feared dead. Charles Gibson will be retiring … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: National Parks Welcoming Everyone, Pirates, and Final Farewell to John Hughes

By August 12, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: A ship that disappeared from the English channel two weeks ago has been spotted heading toward the Atlantic. Maritime officials are still of the belief that it’s been hijacked. If you’ve always wanted … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Kennedy Matriarch Dies, Massive Gem Heist, and ZOMG SHARKZ!

By August 11, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:   A typhoon has hit Taiwan, leaving hundreds missing. Sixty-two people are dead. A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 22.5 years in prison after plotting to have a hit man kill his … Read More