The Makio, Japanese for "Magic Mirror," is the official student yearbook of The Ohio State University. Originally produced by fraternities on campus, the Makio evolved into an outlet for commentaries by students about campus, faculty, and life in general. The Makio has included art work, essays, and poetry as well. As it became easier to include photographs in publications, the Makio also became the pictorial history of campus. The first Makio was published in 1880. It was not published in 1881, 1893, 1979, and from 1995-2000.
The Ohio State University has digitized some of its historically significant content for use by scholars, students and the public. These materials should be examined as part of the historical record. Some of these primary sources contain content that is now considered unacceptable and offensive. This historical context reminds us that we must continually strive for greater sensitivity, respect and inclusion. The unacceptable content in these records is not endorsed by the university. Ohio State is committed to its shared values of integrity, transparency and trust, and its understanding that diversity and inclusion are essential components of our excellence.