"The First Summer"
by Richard Lobinske
|#1: Publicly Related|
As her first summer in Lawndale begins, Daria's "useful activity" assignment is to be an public relations intern with Helen's law firm, while Quinn is volunteered to work in a day care center.
|#2: Leading By Example|
When Brittany and the girls from State Cheerleading Camp begin to attract more attention from the boys of Lawndale, the Fashion Club fights back. Meanwhile, Daria tries to survive the assault of shallow attraction.
|#3: Fun on the Fourth|
It's the Fourth of July in Lawndale. Helen and Jake want a family outing to the town celebration and Jodie is hosting her annual July 4th party at the park. Sounds like a simple, fun day, right?
|#4: Driving Fear|
Daria's beginning to learn to drive, much to Jake and Helen's horror. When they both refuse to ride with her again, who will Daria turn to for driving lessons?
|#5: Bored of the Dance|
It's Saturday morning, and faced with 57 channels of nothing on, Daria and Jane set out on a quest to find something interesting to do. Neither of them counted on joining Jodie and Mack at the Lawndale Mall and engaging in a game of "avoid the Fashion Club and the children's talent show."
|#6: It's Not All Bad|
With her boss backlogged on another case at the law firm, Daria is given principal responsibility for the public relations for a local business being threatened with a hostile takeover from a larger corporation.
Near the end of summer, Jake and Helen take SCUBA lessons for a family island cruise, a cruise that everyone is looking forward to (except Daria, who desperately wants to avoid it).