Amanda finally earns the respect of the staff when she saves a story, but learns it may be too late to save her friendship with Alex.
The rest of the staff comes together when Amanda misses a team bonding exercise to work on her application to NYU.
Homecoming makes both Amanda and Adam long for happier times when everyone used to get along.
The divide between editors comes to a head when Amanda takes over Dan's humor column.
As the deadline for the first issue of 'The Circuit' approaches, Alex establishes himself as a leader and Amanda's authority comes into question.
With Alex on-board as her "Number Two," Amanda assumes they're ready to be the new face of the paper. But their unified front cracks when Alex comes up with a banging football story that puts his 128-pound frame on the gridiron and sacks Amanda's plans for more serious stories. A misunderstanding between them causes a rift in the Amanda/Alex union, but, not sweating it, Alex looks past their problems and has his eye on a junior editor with all the right stuff! The courtship takes them to a Dave Matthews Band concert where he must decide how to balance his senior year with partying and the strictly business world of the paper under Amanda's regime.
The divide between Amanda and the other editors becomes more pronounced with the start of the new school year.
The lead editors of the The Circuit, the student-run newspaper at the largest high school in the country, wage an all-out battle for the coveted top position of editor-in-chief.
Amanda and Alex's rocky friendship is further tested when she doesn't take his attempt at undercover reporting seriously.
The lead editors of the The Circuit, the student-run newspaper at the largest high school in the country, wage an all-out battle for the coveted top position of editor-in-chief. On the line is the chance to lead the paper's staff of 70—not to mention a juicy spot on a resume to impress college admissions boards. Each candidate brings something special to the table—Giana’s got a nose for news, Adam is an advertising monster, Alex has his finger on the pulse of the student body, and Amanda is a born leader. The one common element they all share is the unfettered drive to succeed—but only one can emerge victorious. Who will emerge to take their award-winning paper to new heights? Will their individual ambitions tear their friendships apart?
Dan tries his hand at both leading and participating with Cypress Bay's ROTC squad.
Amanda and Cassia hold their own acoustic café to sing about everyone's favorite social networking site.
Four highly ambitious students compete to become the next Editor-In-Chief for the successful high school paper, 'The Circuit'.
Despite his lack of cleats or athletic ability, Dan tries to practice with the school rugby team.
From British lady to valley girl, Amanda puts her love of accents on display.
Amanda turns to some of Ben Franklin's best quotes for enlightenment.
Cassia travels to DC to attend an anti-war march and write an article about it for 'The Circuit'.
Dan tests out his baking and cookie-selling skills with Cypress Bay's marketing club
From jewelry to hats, Amanda teaches you how to accessorize for success.
From Alex to Cassia to Mrs. Weiss, no one is safe from an Amanda imitation.
Dan travels behind the scenes at the cafeteria to successfully master the art of making the Clux Delux.
Award winning paper 'The Circuit' is choosing its next Editor-In-Chief, selecting from perhaps the most competitive group of kids Cypress Bay High School has ever seen. Class begins Monday April 14 at 10:30 PM ET/PT.
Dan struggles to decide whether or not to attend Penn State because of his crush.
From speedos to cheerleading skirts, there's no team uniform Dan won't prance around in!
Cassia suffers through anxieties as she goes through the final steps of submitting her online application.