Students in the Media Tech Club at Guyer High School begin their quest once again this year.
Consoles and TVs lighting up, shooting blasters from a television screen, cards shuffling on a tables and the “finish him!” from the speakers bring gamers together.
The Media Tech Club, commonly referred to as the Video Game Club, has a variety of games, including Yu-Gi-Oh, Super Smash Bro.’s Brawl, Star Wars, as well as some other player-versus-player games.
Daniel Javeli, club president, said the club is designed so gamers can come together after school to play videogames or bring people who just like to hang out with each other after school for a couple hours.
Colin Draving says he enjoys hanging out with friends after school.
“It gives me a chance to hang out with friends I never get to see,” Draving said.
Chris Roberts says he goes because a lot of his friends are in the club.
“I know people in it. I just like going to duel with them,” Roberts said.
Behind the scenes, Media Tech Club officers plan to make the club better.
Ian Brazeal, secretary, says he is going to try to get people interested in more games.
“A lot of gamers play video games,” Brazeal said. “I’m going to try to get people interested in card games because it doesn’t get as much attention.”
Tristan Brazeal, game manager, is in charge of organizing tournaments, as well as being the final word in card games.
“Basically, if there is a problem or an issue with rules in card games, people come to me,” he said. “I just stayed around pro players and learned the rules through that.”
Javeli is trying to make Media Tech Club a more enjoyable place.
“I’m going to try to make fundraisers where gamers can come up on the stage during lunch and play video games,” Javeli said.
Javeli says he is also trying to make the club more stable.
“Last year, the [Media Tech] club was unstable; we had a T-shirt design, but it never got done,” Javeli said. “This year, I’m going to try to make it more stable so we can get stuff done.”
The Media Tech Club meets in the library after school every other Tuesday until 6 p.m.
CHRISTIAN DEBRUIN is a junior at Guyer High School and a participant in the Denton Record-Chronicle’s “Speak Out Loud” program for student journalists.