students walking with suitcases in Northeastern campus

Plantains, laundry, and skiing: students look forward to Thanksgiving

Toting an overstuffed backpack and a sturdy wheeled suitcase, pharmacy major Ocean Kenfack had little time to chat.

She had to get going to celebrate Thanksgiving at her home in Maryland. She hasn’t seen her family since June. And her mother can hardly wait for Kenfack’s return.

“My mom literally couldn’t stop calling me. She’s like, ‘What do you want me to make? What do you want me to make?’ I told her she doesn’t have to make anything. I just want to go home,” said Kenfack, a third-year student at Northeastern.

So what special dish did Kenfack finally ask for?

“I couldn’t decide. I like plantains,” she said before heading toward the Ruggles subway station on Northeastern’s Boston campus. “I’m just excited to go home.”

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