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: Typhoon Hits Philippines, Gitmo Prisoners Not Welcome, and Pope Takes Middle East

By May 8, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: At least 15 are dead in the Philippines after a typhoon hit in the north, causing mudslides and high winds. The man accused of killing Wesleyan University student Johanna Justin-Jinich and targeting Jews … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Pirates Continue Hijackings, Wildfire Blazes, and Maryland Protects the Homeless

By May 7, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Somali pirates have taken over another ship, a Dutch cargo vessel, in the Gulf of Aden. The string of hijackings has numbered 109 since the beginning of 2009. As wildfires continue to … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Open to Legalizing Pot in CA, Oldest Dog has a Birthday, and “Boys in Their 20s Are Waste of Time”

By May 6, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Maine has approved same-sex marriage, becoming the fourth state to allow same-sex unions. Vermont will allow unions beginning in September, and New Hampshire is near ratification as well. The Red Cross is … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Wedding Massacre, Van Gogh Ear Debate, and Seals Banned

By May 5, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: 44 are dead after a Turkish wedding massacre, including the bride and groom. Eight suspects have been arrested. President Obama has nominated a new head to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Inez Moore … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: May Day Protests, Swine Flu Rages On, and More Same Sex Marriage Legalization

By May 1, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Happy May Day! Rallies are being held across the country and around the world, promoting everything from immigration reforms in the Bay Area to job security throughout Europe. As swine flu hysteria takes hold, … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: No Race Gap in Election, Kenyan Sex-Starvation, and Middle School Murderer

By April 30, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: In an attempted attack on a bus carrying the Queen of the Netherlands, a driver drove his speeding vehicle into the crowd at the royal parade, killing four in the crowd. Vice President … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Israel Turns 61, Swine Flu Toll Rises, and Lucky Lotto Winner Sweeps

By April 29, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Happy 61st, Israel! The nation (and Jews across the world) are celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day! Swine Flu continues to wreak havoc as known cases hit 10 states and Europe. … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Prison Torture Pictures to be Released; Leno Ill, Cancels Taping; No Crackberry for Obama

By April 24, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: A deadly epidemic of swine flu, most often caused by contact with pigs, has claimed the lives of at least 60 in Mexico since mid-March. Some schools have been shut down as a result of … Read More