Students at McKinley High struggle with life, love and relationships, dating, bullies and social acceptance. There's Mark, the athlete, who starts up a relationship with shy and artistic Laurel, played by a pre-"Smallville" Kristin Kreuk. Jennifer, the typical girl next door, finds herself drawn to bad-boy Chris. Anika is the undisputed queen bee of the school, though she faces some challenges from her friends and her enemies. Craig, the once-gawky guy, is now attracting attention from the ladies of McKinley High -- Anika in particular. Which could be awkward, since Anika has a history with Craig's sister, Erin. If it sounds somewhat soapy, well, it is -- but it's also a snapshot of life in high school.