The people of Lawndale just don't get Daria Morgendorffer. See, Daria was born alienated, and now she's just trying to make it through high school with as little human contact as possible. Daria lacks enthusiasm, but she makes up for it with sarcasm.
Daria reluctantly gets involved in a poster contest which she and Jane depict "Student Life at the Dawn of the Millennium"...rather negatively.
See Daria's debut in the series' pilot.