Miss Geist is helped by Cher and so she recommends that Cher anonymously fill in as "Miss Buzzline", the advice column in the Alcott High School newspaper. Things start off well but then her advice begins to cause relationship problems.
When Cher is criticised by Mr. Hall as not living up to her potential, he suggests that she do some volunteer work to broaden her outlook. Cher and Dee end up beautifying a city park, which becomes a much bigger project than she expected.
When Cher's hair stylist ceases work, Cher is persuaded to go to Ka-feen, who gives her a disastrous shabob style. They are all are aghast at the result and her boyfriend drops her. Unfortunately, there is nothing she can do about it.
After Miss Geist is injured in class, Principal Lehman bans backpacks in school and only allows them to wear fanny packs. Inspired to fight the injustice, Cher leads a school revolt against the decision.
Mr Hall becomes ill and Cher is infatuated with his substitute. She decides that she needs to become more mature in order to attract his attention. But Cher finds this difficult to do after she is put on a budget by her father.
Mel represents movie star Kip Kllmore. Cher and Dee find out his girlfriend is willing to sabotage his career to advance her own, so they decide to warn him. They find his appointment diary, which starts a series of misadventures.
Drivers Ed has started at school and Mel takes Cher on her first driving lesson. It turns out disastrously and Cher loses confidence. Soon everybody in the class has their licence except Cher. It takes a tragedy to inspire Cher.
Cher and Dee are inspired to make stylish muff purses for their hands. Before long everybody at school wants one so Cher starts up a business making them. However, after selling them at a show the reality of running a business sets in.