The New Abstract

You may have noticed that Abstract is looking a little different lately; less paper, more pixels. After 7 issues of our magazine being distributed city-wide, the Abstract team decided to take our success...

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Muffins: a soft, tangy cupcake to accompany any tea-break. Ingredients Serves: 12 150g butter, melted and cooled 7.5 tablespoons caster sugar 1.5 eggs, beaten lightly 190ml...

Elderflower Cupcakes

ELDERFLOWER CUPCAKES: These delightfully fluffy cupcakes are tangy perfection all year round; for parties, friends, or even just a lazy Sunday. Makes: 18 Ingredients for the Cupcakes: 120g unsalted...

Scouts Speak Up

Ayers Explorer Scout Unit from Carlisle, and The Scout Association as a whole, believe in youth engagement. An example of this can be seen through the national Scouts Speak Up initiative. The events give young...

Allonby

You become a vandal from the moment you step upon the sand. Each pace rearranges the grains like the vicious waves of the sea, leaving you feeling guilty for disturbing the patchwork carpet. Seagulls soar...

Debate: Celebrities Today

Celebrities Today – Can They Really Be Good Role Models? With the rise of plastic surgery, reality TV shows, and the profile of both men and women seeming to be sexualised and downgraded, are there really...

Film Review – The Avengers

I have got to tell anyone who will listen that this is one of THE best adventure movies I've ever seen. I purposefully avoid hyping myself up for movies because when expectations are too high, I am usually...