Kira Barich

Senior Staff Writer and Podcast Contributor | Kira Barich (she/they, 25C) is from Princeton, New Jersey, majoring in political science. She previously worked as a layout editor in their high school newspaper, The Curious George. Outside the Wheel, Barich loves to exercise and cook with her family.

Crime Report: Dooley Palooza, disorderly conduct, harassing communications, drug paraphernalia possession

Minimal EPD activity at Dooley Palooza concert After reports of sexual battery at Student Programming Council’s Homecoming concert in the fall, the Emory Police Department (EPD) anticipated a high level of activity the night of the Dooely’s Week concert on April 1. EPD Records Manager Ed Shoemaker said he was “actually kinda surprised” there weren’t [...]

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How the end of Emory’s mask mandate aligns with national, statewide trends

Masking in classrooms ended on March 21, following Executive Director for COVID-19 Response and Recovery Amir St. Clair’s announcement that the mask mandate in indoor spaces would be gradually lifted beginning March 7. This decision follows a trend both locally and nationally of loosening mask restrictions. While Georgia never had a statewide mask mandate, Atlanta [...]

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Crime Report: Sexual battery, stalking, burglary

Trigger Warning: This article contains references to sexual assault Sexual battery at Wesley Woods Hospital On March 8, a 31-year-old male bit a 28-year-old patient on her butt while she was asleep in the psychiatric ward of the Wesley Woods Hospital. The male was in the hospital due to a court order. The female reported [...]

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Crime Report: Stalking, burglary, harassing communications, trespass

Stalking at the Emory Student Center On Feb. 16, a female student working at the Emory Student Center (ESC) anonymously reported that she was being stalked by a male coworker. According to the police report, it is not known if the coworker was a student. No injury was reported. Emory Police Department (EPD) Records Manager [...]

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Crime report: Aggravated sexual battery, theft, trespassing

Aggravated sexual battery, assault An aggravated sexual battery and aggravated assualt took place on Jan. 15 at the Sorority Lodge. There is an active investigation with a named survivor. Since the investigation is active, Emory Police Department (EPD) Records Manager Ed Shoemaker did not provide the Wheel with additional details. Car break-ins, theft over break [...]

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