Posted on: May 14, 2023 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

Hosted by Emily Stephens, Graphics Editor, and Niki Kowal, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Season 1, Episode 9

Pop Corner is Moraine Valley’s hub for all things pop culture. Join Glacier editors Niki Kowal and Emily Stephens as they dish on movies, celebrities, music and so much more. New episodes every Tuesday!

On this week’s episode, Niki, Emily, and Thalia reflect upon this past spring semester and laugh about the memories they’ve all created.

A note from the hosts…

For the last Pop Corner description of season one I, Niki, wanted to share a few words with the rest of the Glacier staff.


These past few months have been simultaneously the hardest and most rewarding I’ve ever experienced. 

There are truly no words that express my gratitude and genuine admiration for each and every one of you. 

Since last semester when I pitched the idea of Pop Corner I was met with the most joyous support and throughout the semester, we let the ideas marinate and then Emily came on board. 

As soon as I met Emily I knew we would mesh together so well, but little did I know in December that she would turn into one of my best friends. I’ve never met anyone as hardworking and special as Emily freaking Stephens. The memories we have made over the past semester have easily become some of my most cherished. You have truly helped drive me to be the best version of myself. I would not be where I am right now without you and your support of this podcast and of me.

I could not ask for a better cohost, I absolutely love listening to your voice and having these incredible conversations with you. Through Pop Corner we have become such a duo, it makes me smile all the time. Your energy is unmatched, you are the most fun person I’ve ever met, and we’ve truly created such a home in the little study rooms. I love you to pieces and I can not wait to continue everything with you in the future. You are such a light, Em. I adore you and appreciate you endlessly. 

To the rest of the incredible Glacier staff that made this past semester possible, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Thank you for helping create such a wonderful environment that has always helped motivate me and make me feel complete. I’m so insanely lucky to call each and every one of you my friends. 

I cannot wait to cheer you all on with your future endeavors. You’re all the most hardworking and beautiful people I’ve met inside and out. I know for a fact you all will achieve anything and everything you put your mind to. Thank you for always making me feel like I belong. I thoroughly hope we stay in touch. 

I don’t know when we’ll all see each other again but I am so blessed that our paths crossed in this lifetime. You’re all going onto so many bigger and better things. I’m so endlessly proud of all of you. 

Pop Corner out.