B6 Thursday, November 14, 2002
Old Gold and Black Arts & Entertainment
Is it wrong to cross the friendship
barrier, even if the feeling is right
for both of you?
In my life, I find that there are some guys that
are dateable, some with whom I can only
maintain friendships, and others who I try to
avoid altogether. Walking home from class I got
to thinking: where do you draw the line between
friend and relationship?
Sometimes I feel that at Wake Forest, where so
much emphasis is placed on appearance – don’t
deny it, you know it’s true – the difference between
a person you consider a friend and a person you
want to be in a relationship with rests solely on
what a person considers “attractive.”
This theory goes both ways. If you find a person
intellectually stimulating, funny and kind, yet you’re
not attracted to him or her physically, can you place
yourself in an intimate relationship with them?
My first reaction would be “why settle?” But
would it really be settling? Would you lose out
on a chance to be happy just because you aren’t
physically drawn to this person?
Maybe this is why some men and women are
just friends. Really, you’ve got the whole package
– companionship, loyalty, trust – without any of
the hassle. It seems like a perfect solution to the
Then again, I’ve seen When Harry Met Sally one
By Chris Chase
It is officially Eminem’s world.
After conquering the music
industry with meticulous raps
that broke down any remaining
hip-hop racial barriers, Eminem
has stepped into a new ring. In
8 Mile he attempts, and achieves,
Eminem stars as Jimmy Smith, a
white man from Detroit trying to
rap himself into a black world.
Living in a trailer park with his
mom (played magnificently by
Kim Basinger) and his younger
sister, Smith spends his time
rapping and pursuing a record
deal, like many others around
him. He does this in the face of
an almost insurmountable racial